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Topic: POETRY CHALLENGE - Romance (12/06/04)

TITLE: The Dance
By Barbie Jones
12/08/04

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She whirled and she twirled, she laughed out with glee
She reached out to her husband, “baby come dance with me.”

He couldn’t believe his eyes. Is this a trick?
His wife danced before him as if she’d never been sick.

He blinked once, then twice
Yes, this thing is real,
Hallelujah to God - his wife had been healed.

Her body made whole after thirteen long years
There were many nights of pain, desperate prayers and tears

He took her outstretched hand, then took her in his arms
He cradled her gently not wanting to cause harm

She gave him a reassuring squeeze
Her healing was complete
She wanted to dance
He wanted to sweep her off her feet

Healed and delivered from sickness
Set free from the prison of bed
He drew her closer and kissed the top of her head

God answered his prayers and gave him back his wife
Praise the Lord they could get on with their life

God had turned her mourning into dancing
He gave her beauty for ashes

She didn’t utter a word
Just gave him a coy glance
They would exchange pain that night
For a night of romance


Member Comments
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WENDY DECKER12/13/04
Very sweet poem.
Norma OGrady12/13/04
very sweet poem..
Yeshua bless you through this christmas season and have a "HAPPY NEW YEAR 2005"
lovingly Norma
Debbie OConnor12/13/04
Neat storytelling within a poem. I enjoyed it!
Jodi Hodge12/13/04
Great job! Neat story. Thanks for sharing
Tesiri Moweta12/14/04
We certainly do have a God that exchanges pain with joy and pleasure!
Great entry!
keep winning and shining for Jesus!
Barbie Jones12/14/04
Thank you all for your wonderful comments. I just wanted to share that this poem was inspired by a dream I had about my Pastor and his wife. She's still combatting sickness, but I believe this dream to be prophetic. As a writing prophet, I felt it important to write the vision.

God bless each of you. Have a safe and blessed Christmas season, Celebrate the birth of our Savior!
Karissa Rouzaud12/14/04
Awesome poem!
Deborah Anderson12/14/04
Awww...how precious, Barbie. God bless you.
Phyllis Inniss 12/15/04
The healing power of God gives us so much to be thankful for that we can sing and dance with joy. Have a blessed Xmas and a Happy New Year.
David Stewart12/15/04
Very nice poem. Merry Christmas.
MILENA ASSENOVA12/16/04
THIS IS A TRUE BLESSING TO READ. SOMETIMES WE NEED TO REMIND OURSELVES OF GOD'S POWER AND HEALING. HALLELU
MERRY XMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!
GOD BLESS
Delores McCarter12/17/04
Great job!