Tuesday, April 10, 2012

They do not sing as I sing

They do not sing as I sing

They do not sing as I sing,
their jumbled song
a burble of contorted face.
Their rainbow thought
bumbled, tumbled down
a chaotic assault
on alternative reality.

They do not dance as I dance,
their semaphore waving
unintended cacophony
explosions of pleasure.

They do not sing as I sing
but their eyes
are symphonies of joy.

 I make no appologies for this being a piece I wrote some time back - it just seemed appropriate to the CW theme of 'JOY' for April.  The photo and the poem refer to my grandson Connor who attends a 'special' school and was written after attending a harvest festival there.
 This is part of the April blog chain of writing on the theme 'JOY' 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.


Jack Brown said...

i remember readung this post
it hasn't lost anything this time around a thing of beauty is a Joy forever Keith

biiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiig hug brother

Richard Hubbard said...

Oh how true, Keith. A touching piece... Hope Connor & Finn are doing well!

Tracy Krauss said...

This poem is so wonderful. I shows so beautifully how everyone sees things differently and yet God loves us all. I think it applies not only to the 'special' people it was written for, for to any of us. We all see the world just a bit differently and sometimes we don't 'get' one another. yet god made us each unique, yet in His image.

From Carols Quill said...

I hadn't been lucky enough to see this before. It's wonderful and so filled with truth. To God, all the singing we do must be gloriously joyful!

SandiGrace said...

Beautiful how God's joy dances across our lives and touches every available heart and mind. I think special little ones like this may lead worship in heaven.

I love this poem and the photo of your precious Grandson! Thank you.

by Pegg Thomas said...

No apologies necessary! Wonderful poem from the heart of a grandfather. What better way to define "joy" than that?

Debra Ann Elliott said...


Bill Jones said...

Wonderful Poem Keith - thank you for reposting it.

Terrie said...

Oldie but a goodie! Joy never fades- love your words Keith, thank you! Peace and blessings the best is yet to come.

Adam Collings said...

This really is a special poem Keith. I would say that there is a lot that many of us could learn from people like this.

Scott Fields said...

We do not write as you write, Keith . . . but we're the vessels of the joy you nurture in each of us. Thanks for sharing your gift.

Traci B said...

Beautiful poem, Keith. I think we all should take a cue from these sweet children and their uninhibited expressions of joy. :)