#34. Dance of Death, Dance of Life!
Day 18. NaPoWriMo- Celebrate Poetry, All Month Long!
Poem: Dance of Death, Dance of Life!
We danced the dance of death.
We buried her in a cold cemetery
and sorrow weaved a bitter-sweet symmetry
of hopes lost and dreams forgotten,
of faith crushed and hearts forsaken.
Angels and mortals did as one merge,
together we sang a mournful dirge.
We bathed in ashes, rent our garments
and cut off our wings, bereft of songs to sing.
We let our darkest thoughts ferment
and we were locked in a dance of death.
A dance of painful horror at our loss.
Life was the dance and we were the dancers
We were undone, the floodgates open,
nothing to hold back the tide
of free-flowing currents of tears.
As we wept at the graveside
engulfed by demons of terrors and fears
Suddenly after three kisses of love
from the moon and sun and stars above,
we looked up and beheld a glorious face.
The heavens rejoiced at a begotten son!
And angels, their wings so reclaimed
Mortals redeemed by love and an abiding grace
Our debts he truly did pay.
All is taken, nailed to the cross!
And exultant, we dance again today.
The dance of the saved, the dance of life.
You be the dance and life be the dancer.
We dance with abandon and blissful joy
to the hidden rhythms
of the silent drumbeats within
found in the spaces between the spaces.
Between heartbeats, in the co-creative spaces
Where mortals and angels meet in a dance
and worship at the Messiah’s feet.
We have come full circle, you and I
In this dance of death and dance of life!
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