She’s Going to Dance

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She’s Going to Dance

For years she was
Hidden in a body that refused
Refused to move, run, talk
Her motions and voice muted
Muted by Adam’s curse

Even so
She saw
She tried

Soon
Her eyes will be wide open
Her voice released
She will see her Savior and she will sing to him with clarity and praise and intention

She’s going to sing

 

For years she was
Hidden in a body that refused
Refused to talk, move, run
Her movements and gestures broken
Broken by the ravages of disease

Even so
She moved
She tried

Soon
Her feet will not fail her
Her legs unbound
She will run to her Savior and she will run with speed and skill and delight

She’s going to run

 

For years she was
Hidden in a body that refused
Refused to run, talk, move
Her balance and elegance shrouded
Shrouded by years of incapacity

Even so
She dreamed
She tried

Soon
Her frame will not deny her
Her body transformed
She will dance with her Savior and she will dance with beauty and joy and grace

She’s going to dance

 

 

 

*This poem was written in honor of and inspired by Shawna Scarborough.

 


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Phill Lytle

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10 thoughts on “She’s Going to Dance

  • October 30, 2018 at 8:18 am
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    Precious…beautiful…and soon to be realized.

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  • October 30, 2018 at 9:01 am
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    A poem for this time! What a great joy to be free from pain and forever with Jesus.

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  • October 30, 2018 at 11:35 am
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    I do not know Shawna but this is fantastic.

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  • October 30, 2018 at 2:42 pm
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    No words. Only emotion. Grateful. ❤️

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    • October 31, 2018 at 12:10 pm
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      You are most welcome. We are praying for you and the family.

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  • October 30, 2018 at 10:05 pm
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    I love this. In a society that devalues people based on location, size, age, societal contribution, and other non-factors, we need reminders that all life is precious to our Creator.

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  • October 31, 2018 at 8:22 am
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    Words of encouragement for us all. Thank you Phil!

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  • November 6, 2018 at 6:41 pm
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    Wonderful and now your words have come true!

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  • November 6, 2018 at 6:42 pm
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    My last name is spelled Lytle not Lytle. LOL

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    • November 6, 2018 at 9:26 pm
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      Good to know, Mrs. Lylte

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