I will rise


‘I will rise’

Some days..

part of me longs to break free

become unshackled from the earth

shake off dust, soil and toil

relinquish all but new birth


I will gather galaxies, bathe

in a sparkling sea of stars

or journey to other planets

visit Venus, Jupiter or Mars

stride unhindered over mountain peaks

sneak a view in a volcano or two

dive into indigo oceans deep

and climb pathways high and steep

One day..

these limbs will move and lift with ease

and pain will be a mystery

I will rise sky-high, out of sight,

as a balloon flies swift and

bright, then disappears from view

I may..

begin floating near eternal Light

my eyes watching years unravelling

like string, to pull me back

or draw me in, while I’m

travelling closer to You


“We know that when these bodies of ours are taken down like tents.. they will be replaced by resurrection bodies in heaven.. Sometimes we can hardly wait to move ~ and so we cry out in frustration… The Spirit of God whets our appetite by giving us a taste of what’s ahead. He puts a little of heaven in our hearts so that we’ll never settle for less” ~ 2 Corinthians 5:1-2, 4-5 (The Message)

Linking here with  Beth,  Holley and Jennifer. You are very welcome to join in.

balloon ~ i will rise file image pin

14 thoughts on “I will rise

  1. Joy! This is so, so beautiful.

    How in love with Him you are, and the way He speaks through you. It’s pure joy.

    It’s the beautiful kind of sad that rightly reminds me of both temporary and eternal. So thank you! Such a gift.

    • Hi Elise. It’s good to see you here. Your words bless and encourage me. I am truly grateful to be able to express these things poetically. Definitely a gift from God! 🙂

  2. Hi Joy! What a gorgeous reflection on freedom in the spirit….and wishing that for the body too. I love the images you paint, who wouldn’t want to walk with the stars? And pain will be a mystery…beautiful.
    Thank you for this little cove of peace and freedom today 🙂

  3. Agreeing with Ceil. You paint a beautiful image here, Joy. I love your poems. They are a wondeful reflection of your love for Him. Thank you for sharing with Three Word Wednesday. Blessings. xoxo

    • Jennifer, I would say that it takes one to know one, and you truly are a beautiful soul! Thank you for stopping by to encourage me. I’m so blessed by your visit. 🙂 x

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