Glen Kappy

Gold Star - 12,256 Points (June 30,1948 / New York, NY USA)

Because Of What You Have Done, A Heart Song - Poem by Glen Kappy

Because of what you have done
every dawn can be as this one—
as fresh, as clean, as full of expectancy and color.

I can look ahead without fear or wincing—
for you lift the lid, the cloudy oppression
from everything that comes my way.

I walk with you—
and you are my sun, my shield, my ever-shining companion
imparting comfort and warmth to all my days.

Thinking long and deeply of how I'm loved
I could tether myself to thought of you and dance round and round
drinking dawns reds and oranges and yellows and blues.

I could dance and spin till I plopped down
most thoroughly, most vibrantly, most happily drunk—
and all because of you.

Topic(s) of this poem: acceptance, christian, dance, dawn , devotion, drunk, faith, fears, god, heart love

Form: Free Verse


Comments about Because Of What You Have Done, A Heart Song by Glen Kappy

  • Tapan M. Saren (5/1/2017 7:25:00 AM)


    Very fine spiritual poem........... (Report) Reply

    Glen Kappy Glen Kappy (5/1/2017 7:34:00 AM)

    hey, tapan!

    just saw your message! thank you for reading and commenting on this poem. it's one of my own favorites which, as with others, i consider and know was beyond me, came through me.

    all the best to you!

    gk

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  • Seamus O' Brian (1/26/2017 9:16:00 AM)


    I stopped by to read some of your work because of your thoughtful and gracious comments on my recent posts, and I am delighted to start with this one. As others have already accurately pointed out, this piece radiates joy and the wondrous *heart song* as the title suggests and which the following stanzas beautifully capture.
    Bravo, good poet.
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    Glen Kappy Glen Kappy (1/26/2017 6:46:00 PM)

    glad you like it! as it happens it is one of the favorite things of mine i've written, one which i marvel came through me. know what i mean? reading your comments, seamus, i'm reminded how cool it is to have conversation on poetry with other poets. thanks! -glen

  • (1/13/2017 7:41:00 PM)

    Very nice
    This poem absolutely bursts with joy and joyful conviction. Your spirituality is appreciated, and much needed in the world today. I can tell that you write from the heart. Thank you for this poem. (Report) Reply

    Glen Kappy Glen Kappy (1/14/2017 7:24:00 AM)

    you're welcome, bryan. thank you for reading it and responding. you may enjoy my other poems that have a heart song in their title; not all of them sound the note of joy, but they share a direct heart response and homely lyricism. -glen

  • Geeta Radhakrishna Menon (12/23/2016 11:23:00 AM)

    A lovely poem!
    I walk with you—
    and you are my sun, my shield, my ever-shining companion
    imparting comfort and warmth to all my days.

    As long as we realise that He walks with us throughout our journey of life,
    there is nothing for us to fear. We have to just flow with life surrendering ourselves
    in His ever sheltering comfort.
    A full vote for your lovely poem, dear Glen.
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    Glen Kappy Glen Kappy (12/23/2016 4:45:00 PM)

    hey, geeta! thank you for reading and responding and your affirmation. be very well. -glen

  • Atasha Williams (3/10/2016 10:52:00 AM)


    Because of what you've done every dawn can be as this one...
    Ooooohhhh so vivid and descriptive, I feel like I an drinking in the reds and oranges and blues...
    Gr8 work Glen :)
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    Glen Kappy Glen Kappy (12/23/2016 4:42:00 PM)

    atasha, i just noticed- yikes! - your comment from more than nine months ago to which i apparently never responded. sorry. thank you for it. i love your Oooooohhhh. hoping this finds you blessed and well, glen kappy

  • Edward Kofi Louis (1/29/2016 4:20:00 AM)


    Love! And to respect nature. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

    Glen Kappy Glen Kappy (1/29/2016 10:48:00 AM)

    and thank you, louis, for taking the time to write and your affirmation. it is wonderful, yes? , what comes through or by us sometimes. who, then, is the real author? be blessed! -glen kappy

  • (1/16/2016 7:18:00 PM)


    Refreshing and vibrant, exceptional expression of love given from your heart. Love it! Thank you for sharing your heart with us. RoseAnn (Report) Reply

    Glen Kappy Glen Kappy (1/17/2016 9:19:00 AM)

    roseann, thank you for taking the time to write, for your affirmation. i appreciate it. -glen

  • (1/5/2016 5:53:00 PM)


    beautiful.... ////////// (Report) Reply

    Glen Kappy Glen Kappy (1/17/2016 9:22:00 AM)

    manonton, sorry it's taken so long to reply. i'm new to poemhunter as a contributor and am still learning to navigate the site. but thank you for taking the time to comment. peace. -glen

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (1/1/2016 1:53:00 PM)


    every dawn can be as this one—
    as fresh, as clean, as full of expectancy and color....Very amazing expression is drawn here definitely. Wisely drafted and shared.10
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    Glen Kappy Glen Kappy (1/17/2016 9:25:00 AM)

    kumarmani, first, please excuse me for taking so long to reply. i am new to the poemhunter site as a contributor and am still learning to navigate it. anyway, thank you for taking the time to comment and for your affirmation. love surround and keep you! -glen

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 1, 2016

Poem Edited: Thursday, November 3, 2016


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