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A hop, a Skip and a Jump
by Melanie Kerr 
06/03/04
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Step right up, my friend
And see what I can do
For I can hop, and I can jump
And I can skip like you
I can walk around in circles
And I can run so fast
I can leap into the air
I can dance, at last
This might seem nothing clever
Nothing special you might say
For someone born a cripple
It blows your mind away.
I lay outside the Temple
Beside the Beautiful Gate
Two men walked right up to me
And saw my wretched state.
One stared at me intently
His gaze peaceful and calm
Hoping for some money
I stretched out my empty palm
ďI have no gold or silver,
What I have I give to you.Ē
And he pulled me to my feet
As Godís power flooded through
My knees, my calves, my ankles
In a moment became strong
I was on my feet and walking
It didnít take me long
A joy so deep, so wonderful
Exploded from inside
The delight at being healed
I knew I could not hide
Since then Iíve not stopped dancing
Iím not keen on sitting down
I love to feel beneath my feet
The firmness of the ground.
I shout my praise to heaven
Some wish that Iíd be still
They wish that Iíd stop leaping
But I know I never will


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Crista Darr 13 Nov 2006
Walking and leaping and praising God! That's how I feel about my own life after reading this poem. Fantastic. I love it.
24 Aug 2004
Wow, Amazing, Wow, Wow, Wow, I am so in awe of this poem! You are clever you are gifted! I love this I have saved you on my watch list!
03 Jul 2004
I loved this poem. It is what I would call a "story poem," my favorite way of writing poetry. I enjoy poetry taken from the Bible, and with this one you mixed imagination with fact, making the story come alive. One could just picture the man jumping and dancing, with others looking on as if he were crazy. He was! With joy, the joy of the Lord. Great going, Melanie. Keep writing...Helen
Kay Brown 29 Jun 2004
Hi! Thanks for your comments on "Fitting In!" You are a great encourager! I wrote my first poem and thought you might enjoy it, It's in poems, "Giving up a Dream."
David Michael Chambers 04 Jun 2004
Bravo! Excellent verse! You made it flow so naturally; I really enjoyed this. You have a wonderful gift. God bless.
Deborah Porter  03 Jun 2004
Melanie, the exuberance in this was just a delight. I loved it. It painted a wonderful picture and most definitely works! With love, Deb




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