Tuesday, February 21, 2012


There are roads beyond the roads,
multitudes of ways,
to line the days with joy.

When song is beyond possibility
and dance is far too hard,
when words don't slip from stumbled lips
and other senses barred,
all that's done with choices gone
to show a leaping heart
is leaping hands of praise.

Other roads beyond the roads,
other styles of praise
to line the days with joy.

And you will leap
and fly your flag
and laugh until you burst.
For you have a love,
a special love,
for Him who loved you first.

 This is part of the February blog chain of writing by members of ChristianWriters.com - please see the full list  of those involved in the right hand column and visit a few of the others.


Tracy Krauss said...

fun addition to the leap theme!

From Carols Quill said...

Wonderful, wonderful, Keith! God loves all types of praise, that's for sure!

lynnmosher said...

Awesome, Keith! I l-o-v-e this one! It's touching and honest. A leap of praise! Bless you!

Christine Henderson said...

When we may feel unloved, it's great to remember the One who always loves.

Jack Brown said...

look here Keith it's a bit cold to take me hat off but take it off I must.

thart a gudden.
biiiiiig hug

Cindee Snider Re said...

This is beautiful! Love that praise is simply an expression of God's love first lavished on us -- a leaping heart borne on leaping hands. Awesome, Keith!

Terrie said...

Keith..love this part "And you will leap
and fly your flag
and laugh until you burst" thank you!!

Bill Jones said...

Excellent Keith - thank you for the thoughts

Adam Collings said...

A great take on leap in this poem.
Leaping in praise to God. Nice one.

Mike said...

Very heartfelt. Thank you.

Deborah K. Anderson said...

Nice one, Keith.

by Pegg Thomas said...

Awwww... how sweet! I love it. :)

Traci B said...

Beautiful poem and a wonderful photo to accompany it. The joy just bubbles forth in this pairing. :)

Keith Wallis said...

thanks folks

Debra Ann Elliott said...

Beautiful as always!

P. Creeden said...

I never walk away from tour poetry unchanged, even if you only write two lines. Thank you for the praise focused on the One who deserves it!