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I Leaped

I Leaped
     By Dane Smith-Johnsen

Saw my life indisputably clinging to a past night. 
Saw my hopes fall downward, as my heart lay broken.
Ripped asunder like petals of a buttercup, strewn.
Vanished with the wind.

Saw my dreams undeniably showing in the moonlight.
Saw my mind rebounding and life’s paths ricochet.
Turned, I, somewhere to a place that in God I knew not.
Lost in the landscape.

Saw my soul distinctly crying, dying without insight.
Saw my lone self-sinking in a crest’s avalanche.
Plunging quickly as a geyser whose power lost might. 
Steaming with duty.

Saw my Father understandingly reach down from above.
Felt the strength of loving as He held out His hand. 
Leaped I safely to the bosom of His arms that day.
Praying, by faith, home.

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  1. Date: 10/17/2009 6:14:00 PM

    Lovely words to your faith Dane Ann, another lovely piece >> James

  1. Date: 10/10/2009 5:33:00 PM

    I love your inspirational poems, as well of course all the rest, but these are inspirational. Your comments are welcome and appreciated. Yes, I know how hunters are about their dogs. I don't hunt any more, but I can sure brag about past hunts.Lol Brownie was my pride and joy as a boy and young man growing uo. God bless! Sincerely, Love, Moses

  1. Date: 10/10/2009 10:53:00 AM

    Awesome poem filled with hope and inspiration. When you are lost, now you know where you can turn! He's always there for us, dear friend. Love you, Carolyn

  1. Date: 10/10/2009 9:00:00 AM

    This is filled with such wonderful faith and so beautifully written, Dane! The form is new to me. I like the way it flows. Excellent work that fills the spirit with hope! Love, Robin

  1. Date: 10/10/2009 6:20:00 AM

    Thank God that he is a strong one with a mighty arm for if he wasn't he would collaspe under my weight(allegoric spoken and literally). I love what you have done here. Great write. Keep writing. Sara