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The barren feed the barren,
and empty hearts a like in manner seek 
to satisfy a sadness, stuck deep 
within the marrow of the meek.

They blame the cheerful, and cast
them far beyond their realm of consciousness,
while coddling the joyless with sorrows 
that would spoil true happiness.

Faith will master self-deception,
reduce to ash the flame
of ruinous self-interest, and sow 
the seeds of gladness once again.

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  1. Date: 6/29/2012 12:35:00 PM
    Hi Kieth I am all for gladness so i liked this alot brilliantly done sir, all the best Owen

  1. Date: 6/29/2012 11:37:00 AM
    Those sentiments definatly belong in the light of day. A generous gift Keith, good work man.

  1. Date: 6/29/2012 9:38:00 AM
    Keith - I love this poem. We must always get back to the joyful. Thank you so much for your beautiful comment to "Goodbye My Darling." This was the depth of my sorrow, the saddest of all the poems I've written. I'm hoping to catch up on the Soup today. xxx's ooo's

  1. Date: 6/29/2012 5:48:00 AM
    after posting this morning. I noticed we have similar titles. You have a true gift. I've never read your poetry before. Your words are with depth, and how profoundly you display~ much love, Cindy

  1. Date: 6/29/2012 4:12:00 AM
    wow! I love this..great just great :-)