I want to leap like a raging fire,
like the lame man who was healed,
to thrill and bound with gazelles and goats
on mountains and in the plains.
I want to pop with springtime color,
to sing with frogs and beluga whales
to jump with dolphins and white-tailed deer,
as I go about my day. I want to romp
with the desert mouse in moonlight
and gallop with wild horses at dawn.
I want to flit with the perky blue jay
and to bound with the leopard at play.
Oh, Lord, allow me to frolic with joy,
to dance with delight, to know in full
how much the heart can hold.
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