Monday, September 2, 2013

Before your feet hit the floor

Before your feet hit the floor

Remember when your legs and toes
   fell and rose
   fell and rose
bumping gently the edge of the seat
   in the space between the floor
                           and your feet
 - childhood hanging in midair
   shrinking underneath your chair.

Remember when you couldn't reach
   light switch
 each beyond the stretching of your hand
 - a darkness in the rooms unmanned
 by the casual lifting of my hand.

Well, you grew down and you grew up
- the light and dark at your command
      and suddenly you've found
      your feet have hit the ground.

May your hands and your toes
walk in paths lit by grace
reaching for the Light of Life
your footstep on the path He traced.

-jm 9/1/13

Psalm 119:105, Proverbs 6:23

1 comment:

Christy said...

What beautiful words about childhood.

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