Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Sarah, Pretty, and Tall


"But all of you, leaders and followers alike, are to be down to earth with each other, for - God has had it with the proud, But takes delight in just plain people." 1 Peter 5:5

little mermaid kareoke under the sea
dreaming of stages and neon marquees
backyard movies with bangs in her face
cartwheels to put a smile on his face
image shaking with his wheezing laugh
the first drop of the golden calf
daddy gone just before her teens
gunstart approval races by any means
Weary-eyes mother does her best
tries to be her bulletproof vest
but working double shifts and overtime
left her no harness and a cliff to climb
so she searched the world for a chance to belong
muddled gray fog of right and wrong
now a leap of faith became the jump of her life
no looking back like Lot's salty wife
a step at a time, the left then the right
toward even the tiniest beam of His light
if she starts to back up, we might give a little nudge
much like a volleyball expert line judge
Lord, bless her efforts to move toward You
unmask the lies she has accepted as true
Thank You for letting us be there for it all
For we love her so much, our Sarah, pretty, and tall

2 comments:

Sarah, Fat and Tall;-) said...

i love my sister! she is the talented instrument God uses daily who wrote this. she is not only the love of my brothers life but she is my best friend. everyday i am blown away (hey im a poet and didnt know it) by kristin's gift. her gift of love patience strength and the wisdom beyond her years. she is one of the greatest blessings not just in my life but my family's, her family's, and anyone esle who has had the honor of knowing her.
I LOVE YOU KRISTIN ELIZABETH BAKER!

Baker said...

Awe, shucks, sis! (blush, blush, fan, fan)