October 1984

 

to the depths of heaven I ascended

exultant on wings of joy

the clouds my footstool

the stars my crown

dancing

for the sake of the dance

living

for nothing but the love

running wild

in my soul

 

finding bliss

and diving in

plunging through

to despair

life cut short

almost cut off

the pain so intense

stars dim to gloom

wings turn to lead

and I fall

 

                        down,

 

                                                so

 

                                                                        far,

 

                                                                                                forever

 

                                    (it seems)

 

oh, to fly again

ignore the pain

to find love

to live joy

oh, to live once more

 

 

and

            I live!

            I breathe!

            I sing!

the dance which faltered

once more leaps

flinging to the skies

my body once locked in death

in wild abandon

I follow the steps

laid out before me

and live

            and laugh

                        and love

 

and sing praise!

 

to the great God who healed me

may glory be given forever

long may I live in His temple

to sing praises to His name