Monday, February 1, 2010

Leap




If in the morning as you wake up
you find the world begins to sway...
I will be here

leap,
I'll land beside you

If the sun drags clouds past your dreams
and tucks its light behind the face of shadows...
I will be here

leap,
I'll land beside you

If as you walk to the place where you dare
and see only the morphing void before you...
I will be here

leap, 
I'll land beside you

If a million voices claw at you 
and yesterday has past you by...
I will be here

leap,
I'll land beside you

If as you sleep your demons torment
and peace has fallen from the throne...
I will be here

leap,
I'll land beside you

Because when I fell from everything
and my stars shattered on the floor
you
oh my Man...
you were there.

I leapt
you landed beside me.

~ for Matt, the man who leaps. I will be here.  Miss you. Come home soon. I know you are reading this :)


What about you? Who was there? Have they shaped you?

35 comments:

  1. Bah you always make me cry, especially knowing Matts away. You turn me into a big wet sop. I hope you're happy hehe :)

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  2. Beautiful, Friend! You are so talented!

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  3. WoW How I loved this my dear! Oh yes... there is always someone to leap you- thank goddess!
    :)

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  4. Just a sec....there seems to be something in my eyes...

    This is beautiful, Tab. So gentle and loving, so sweet. And I thought it was neat that you know he'll be reading it. I think you made eeryone who reads this this morning happy.

    As for me? When I leap, I leap alone. To borrow from Joni Mitchell, it's the judgement of the moon and stars, my solitary path.

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  5. Oh, I just love that! So moving.
    God, my hubby, and my mom are always with me when I leap. :)

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  6. Beautiful! I love the man that leaps in my life, he wonderful. I thank God for him everyday.

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  7. You write such beautiful things for your hubby. He must be an amazing guy to deserve such beautiful words.

    Thanks for sharing this, Tab.

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  8. Beautiful writing from a beautiful lady with an absolutely amazing hubby.
    Karen

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  9. It's wonderful that you can write so "from the heart" to someone you love.

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  10. Oh, that was so beautiful and heartwarming! A favorite, for sure.

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  11. Beautiful. Matt sounds incredible. You are one blessed lady!

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  12. reading it, i thought, what lovely thoughts to be shared with someone you love...what love. beautiful and embracing

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  13. I love coming by here. That was beautiful. I'd say you and Matt are lucky to have found each other.

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  14. What a gorgeous poem! When I leap it's my husband that catches me. I love him for it.

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  15. Lovely. Will not cry in public. Will NOT. *sniff*

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  16. That's so sweet. :-) I hope he reads it and loves it.
    I'm not sure I've had a leaper in my life, besides Jesus.

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  17. Beautiful poem! I liked the picture too. It made me want to run and leap off cliffs into snow banks as I used to do when I was a child.

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  18. Gorgeous! Leap? My ballroom partner...who is always there. Who I incidentally did a blog post about today ;-)

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  19. Absolutely beautifully written! xx

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  20. The only thing better than being missed is coming home. :)

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  21. Love this!!! Hope that the one you wrote it for finds joy in your words!

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  22. I love, love, love this. So happy for you!

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  23. Incredibly, heart-achingly beautiful!

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  24. Tabitha, your posts break my heart, and I am willing (to quote mary oliver).

    Hmmm. Soulmates have covered my blind side for YEARS. It's interesting you posted this today as Pam is teaching our Bible study tonight since dufus here double-booked.

    One of my life's greatest blessings is those who leap in front of me, then reach back, grab my hand, then cover me with their protection.

    Sigh.........

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  25. Thankyou Sweetheart. I love you

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  26. How lucky you are to be able to touch peoples emotions like that. I can hardly see through the tears! Very touching, well done, you're very talented.

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  27. Beautiful, Tab. My hub just called from San Diego...he always leaps beside me. As does Matt with you. Thanks for a happy tear drop!

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  28. Okay, this is going on my wall of awesome. It's fabulous! I hope to be that person for someone, someday. For me, it's my DH. <3

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  29. Love your post. For me, The Husband, always and forever.

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  30. Thank you everyone for your comments. Sorry I have not been on my own blog much. I have little time at the moment and have preferred to use it posting comments on your blogs rather than on my own :) I am sure you wont mind :)

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