Category Archives: WORDS THAT DANCE

Poetry is making the words dance and sing. It’s not easy but oh the joy it brings my soul!  —woundresser

“All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.

From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.”

—J.R.R. Tolkien

 

The Warrior

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Who is this coming up from the wilderness, leaning upon her beloved? Song of Solomon 8:5

(verse 1)
Oh, Abba! What words can I write
To sing new songs of sweetest praise?
To tell of victories in the night
And how a victor’s shout is raised?

Who is this? Her brow so bloodied?
Coming out of desert grim?
What has happened to this warrior?
Who will hear her soldier’s hymn?

(chorus)

Soft she sings—as hard she leans
Her Savior only strength and shield
From darkest battle’s she has gleaned
Truth, that Freedom’s sword will yield,

Only when the battle’s over!
Only when the victory’s won!
A warrior never quits, or surrenders,
‘Til Father whispers, “It is done!”

(verse 2)

Not ’til then can sword be rested
Not ’til victory has been found
Not ’til soldiers metal tested
And enemy’s surrendered Holy ground!

She turns and lifts her sword now skyward
To honor her Father’s Holy Word
Remembering day when He first called her
Broken Vessel—so absurd!

(verse 3)
And now scarred lips and heart once broken
Gladly she lays at nail-scarred feet
Here to sing! Her Victor’s token!
Her song declares—enemy’s defeat!

She raises voice in song of praise
To tell of desert battles won!
Her sword surrendered at His feet
A Freedom Fighter she’s become!

 

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Seasons

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Father—Creation that you’ve made!

Spring’s sweet buds, and Summer’s glade;

Pumpkin’s orange in Fall’s bright pallet,

Forest’s sleep ‘neath Winter’s mallet…

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Your seasons teach me lessons stern;

Lessons that, I needs, must learn;

That all year ’round — these changes show,

I must change if I’m to grow!

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1308a7b0e1add324fa76cc5904cb37a9Why do I fight it? Fists clenched tight…

Why resist with all my might?

…with each new season in my life,

Relentless Change’s pruning knife?

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Cutting away the worn, with cost,

And though I weep at what I’ve lost;

Change will not yeild — but cutting still,

Bids me swallow this bitter-pill…

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‘Tis not The Father’s heartless scheme!

But Tender Wisdom from above,

Calling him Home…

Because — he’s Loved!

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And so these tears — this Season’s end…

This bitter loss of Beloved Friend;

I will accept because I know,

Change must come… and you must go…

But never forget, how we loved you so!

For My Beloved Prodigal—free at last, July 2016

Golden Wings

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“I am a worm and very low”

I could not see nor understand,

This destiny—with plans so grand!

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But here we are! (You ‘n me…)

We’re skimming clouds—bold and free!

I’ve wings to fly, to sail, to go…596c447d0080a0affc91f6ce4c8ab17a

I’m soaring now—beyond rainbows!

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Dancing up among the stars,

I’ve left the earth, with iron bars!

No more cramped, imprisoning space;

All darkness gone, it’s been erased…

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With Dreams and Rainbows from above!

How could YOU love a worm so low?

How could You cause her heart to glow…

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With joy and laughter—more n’ more;

Is this “The Plan” You had in store?

For ME?

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This gift of Yours…

These GOLDEN WINGS!

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27 Why say you, Jacob, and speak, Israel, My way is hid from Yahweh, and the justice due to me is passed away from my God? 28 Have you not known? have you not heard? The everlasting God, Yahweh, the Creator of the ends of the earth, doesn’t faint, neither is weary; there is no searching of his understanding. 29 He gives power to the faint; and to him who has no might he increases strength. 30 Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: 31 but those who wait for Yahweh shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; they shall walk, and not faint.

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The Message

Why would you ever complain, O Jacob,
    or, whine, Israel, saying,
God has lost track of me.
    He doesn’t care what happens to me”?
Don’t you know anything? Haven’t you been listening?
God doesn’t come and go. God lasts.
    He’s Creator of all you can see or imagine.
He doesn’t get tired out, doesn’t pause to catch his breath.
    And he knows everything, inside and out.
He energizes those who get tired,
    gives fresh strength to dropouts.
For even young people tire and drop out,
    young folk in their prime stumble and fall.
But those who wait upon God get fresh strength.
    They spread their wings and soar like eagles,
They run and don’t get tired,
    they walk and don’t lag behind.

The Moment

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The call has  come from Spirit’s flow,

Up to the rainbow tops to go.

Cocoon breaks its last restricting hold…

As moonbeams shimmer on wings of gold.

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A moment now—to understand,

That darkened cell was sacred plan;

To make me into “vessel” new,

With messages—not for a few…

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Oh, no! This plan I now behold,

Was not for dungeon, dark and cold;

But so a story could be told…

As gossamer wings I now unfold…

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To soar away to rainbow’s height;

And spread Your Word, with sheer delight!

We’ll sing our songs—we now decree

That other’s, too, might be set free!

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Your call! …there it is again!

Most welcome Voice of Sovereign Friend…

“Stretch out those wings! Come… fly with Me!

The moment’s here …your destiny!”

Messenger Of Hope

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It’s time to open wide your mouth

And scatter as you sing,

The seeds of joy—from tears you shed

Into the hearts of those I bring

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You are the one I’ve chosen child

For this time near the end

To be My Kingdom’s messenger

Sowing hope in hearts we’ll mend

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You’ve been blessed to be a blessing;

As you’re sent throughout the earth,

To gather up the sheaves of harvest,

As Spirit brings forth new births

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Comfort as you have been comforted;

Bind up all heart’s that bleed

Tell them the love of Jesus

Will heal their every need

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Share your story of loss and pain

Of struggles, grief, and scars,

Of dark’s defeat, and hopes now bourne,

On victorious wings—up to the stars!

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Destiny And The Dream-Maker’s Gift

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Here she comes, once again—from the corner of my mind.

Soooo many years ago… yet, I close these eyes and find;

See her? Offering herself? From a day—now long gone by;

Twirling, leaping, spinning, dancing… spreading wings as if to fly!

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The music now has captured her—she feels it in her feet.

She dances out its rhythms as she reaches up to meet…

The One who has created her… The One, who gave this gift,

He smiles, as He anoints, these tiny Spirit Wings she lifts.

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Praise perfected! Heaven’s blessing! On the offering of—The Gift!

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So much power in the song, as it’s calling her away!

Come and find me!

Come and find me…

Bring your heart… come out and play!

So she follows her Creator—feet are full of joy and bliss,

From her toes, she now knows, she was born—just for this!

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In tiny heart a place created—only she and God may go;

To this temple, consecrated, joyous rivers now will flow,

Angel choirs up in Heaven, celebrate her, and her gift;

Heaven’s citizens join the chorus, praise-on-praise, to Him now lift,

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Adding blessing, on this wee one, and the offering of—her Gift!

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Out On A Limb

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I know You are the Tree of Life

That, I can clearly see

And out there on that frightful limb

Is where You’ve beckoned me

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You’re calling me to come again

To that old place where I have been

How can you ask me Lord to go?

Back to prison-place, I  hated so

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You’re asking me to trust You;

Didn’t I do that once before?

I asked You for a miracle

Instead You closed all doors

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Yet something deep within me knows

No safer place can be

Than out there on that dreaded branch

To cling, and wait for Thee

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So here I am—please take my fears

 Give new heart  brave and bold;

Away old doubts—bring me out!

So I can soar, when wings unfold…

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I’ll pay the price so I can fly

Up to that moon of gold

With love from You—and dreams anew

Bringing hope to young and old!

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Delays Are Not Denials

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Like withering grass, days slowly pass;

I wonder why You haven’t come.

My dreams still wait—the hour is late;

When will my great deliverance be?

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And bending low, You whisper, “So…

You think this dream you’re longing for,

Is way behind, and you can’t find,

The pathway out of great dilemma?”

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Ah, child of Mine, for gold refined…

Is it not true Refiner waits…

To see in gold—His image bold,

One of His Son—Sweet Lamb of God?

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These long delays, met with dismay,

Will yield a treasure—more shining glory;

And when you tell, (you know it well)

Of desert days? What awesome story!

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Then waiting days, with irksome delays,

Will sing of praise and greater glory;

And many shall see, your trusting in Me,

As Golden Light shines from your life!

And you shall know, from days you sowed,

This Harvest Dream—come true, “At last!”

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Changed In The Dark

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I’ve had you in the dark – it’s true!

How could you understand?

That all from the beginning

Is exactly as I’ve planned.

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Could I choose, dear one, to smash your heart?

No, it would be cruelest wrong

Instead my plan, to change your heart,

And give it bright new song

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I know the dark times frightened you

And filled your heart with dread…

But could I have surprised you

If you’d glanced what was ahead?

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Release the past – gone is the old;

“Away… all former things!”

Instead unfold, with heart now bold

My gift to you… these WINGS!

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These Feet of Mine: Ode To Ten Toes

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I’ve given all my heart, my hands, my lips to speak for You,

But now I’ll add, on morning fair, these feet!

Now they’re Yours, too!

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I pledge to You, right here and now—I want to make it clear;

These feet of mine, are Yours to guide,

Whether traveling far or near.

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Though often Lord, in days gone by, they wandered where they would;

I want to state, for them—(and me…)

They’ll now go where they should!

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These feet of mine, they often pine, for paths of “greener” grass,

No wonder then, I raise my chin,

To heavens made of brass.

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O Lord, how patient You have been, with them (and yes…) with me!

And sought us out—You heard our shout…

Came running at our plea.

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You rescued us, from all our fuss; You showed us where to go,

And now these feet, (both right and left!)

Will follow—high or low.

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“Dear feet of mine, don’t fail me now!” our Lord has sovereign plan;

Just follow Him—He knows the way,

(No side-tracks made by man!)

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And we will see, when we get there, what joy to go His way!

Straight paths He’ll make—no spills we’ll take!

We’ll celebrate and say…

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“Dear Lord above, Your patient love, has taught us how to prance.”

And now these feet, to all they meet,

Will ask to join their dance!

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“Come follow us!” they’ll sing and shout. “His will makes all things new.

He’s given wings… what awesome things!

For skimming rainbows blue.”

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“No longer stuck —in mire and muck, of going our own way,

Instead we fly! Above the sky!

And this is what we say…

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“Though we were once just feet of clay…

Who longed for only their own way…

We follow now where ‘ere He goes…

(…His ways past finding out you know!)

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