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The Pleasure of Contentment

As I reflect for a moment to consider my content,
My soul is astonished to decipher a life well spent.

I hope it's not my mood that will soon pass away;
But rather, a truth that I will discover today.

You see, I have pouted for most of my existence
Despite a determination that kept me going the distance.  .

Wealth has escaped me, and beauty has crept away
Struggle has been my partner as I've ventured everyday.

Being my worst enemy is an emotion I have mastered
While defeats overshadow my accomplishments ever after.          

And, I've often declared that should I ever pass away,
It should be memorialized as being my happiest day.

So, I stand here bewildered by the notion I am teasing
I'm blindsided thinking that life might have been pleasing.

I have slipped on my journey, but never did I fall-
Maybe the universe has blessed my life path after-all

And if so, how could my thinking have been so corrupted
And, why is my mindset being so sweetly interrupted?

Whatever the reason and for whatever the measure
I welcome the enlightenment and delight in the pleasure.

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  1. Date: 11/7/2010 2:48:00 PM
    Great poem Kimberley lots of emotion coming through.....I'm in Australia where are you :) Thank you for your comment....Don

  1. Date: 10/30/2010 3:34:00 PM
    I love these couplets: "Wealth has escaped me, and beauty has crept away/Struggle has been my partner as I've ventured everyday." Nicely done, Kimberly. Ruben.

  1. Date: 10/29/2010 1:40:00 PM
    Thank you for taking us on this journey with you. Nice use of rhyme to share your thoughts. Keep on writing. Thank you for your kind comment on my poem. Have a good weekend. Karen

  1. Date: 10/25/2010 5:40:00 PM
    Hi Kimberly This is very nice.And I feel shows your inner strength and courage as you have hinted at hard times.I think it's good to be reflective sometimes but to try to focus on the good in our lives and even the best in ourselves.Therefore to acknowledge God working within us.And if not exactly a believer it will at least build self esteem.Thank you for your comments,It is nice to get appreciation.It's helping to build up my self esteem as a poet. Love June

  1. Date: 10/24/2010 7:42:00 AM
    Hi Kimberly! Wow, what a lovely write! This sounds so true for many of us. Enjoyed the read this afternoon and thank so much for your ongoing ckind comments! Have a great week ahead! Tc...Gert:)

  1. Date: 10/19/2010 8:52:00 PM
    beautiful poem sigh I cannot find fault .. thanks for your very kind comment on my poem .. loved this poem it left me feeling peaceful and thats not an easy feat ;) lol love Jayne

  1. Date: 10/18/2010 5:07:00 PM
    cool poem and well explained Kimberly. welcome epiphany, I would say. nice thought pattern to ride on.

  1. Date: 10/18/2010 2:54:00 PM
    I had these feelings the moment I retired. Were there happy moments before - well, let's see?....................So. Must have been. I like your poem mucho. Dave

  1. Date: 10/18/2010 6:26:00 AM
    a happy ending to a very profound poem, enjoyed this. Harry

  1. Date: 10/18/2010 4:38:00 AM
    And my pleasure to read you :)

  1. Date: 10/17/2010 9:08:00 PM
    Lovely write Kimberly.. a joy to read and reflect upon my friend.. hope u are well and happy .. enjoyed tonight with luv..

  1. Date: 10/17/2010 8:52:00 PM
    What an intereting line in the middle of this: what your happiest day would be! A very unique poem, Kimberly. Nice seeing you here today with a brand new poem. LUv, Andrea

  1. Date: 10/17/2010 6:23:00 PM
    Loved this write Kimberly! Thank you. Peter K.

  1. Date: 10/17/2010 6:10:00 PM
    brilliant, Kimbberly! the reason and thought, enjoyed,..p.d.

  1. Date: 10/17/2010 6:07:00 PM
    Sweet! I like your style as well. I am pretty much in the same place in my life, FINALLY got easier.........

  1. Date: 10/17/2010 1:22:00 PM
    WOW Awesome write with excellent word choices...... Enjoyed .....Larry

  1. Date: 10/17/2010 1:22:00 PM
    Enjoyed reading your couplets today..It is good to look back and see more good than bad in our lives..I am glad that I chose this one to read today..Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my work for I appreciate you taking the time to do that..Sara

  1. Date: 10/17/2010 1:13:00 PM
    So happy with the happy ending! I find when I am in the dumps nothing brings me joy faster than helping others! I always appreciate your visits to my verses, thank you. Please try to write one for my contest (the English are bein well represented but the Irish and the Scots are not getting enough input! Write me one?) Light & Love

  1. Date: 10/17/2010 12:45:00 PM
    Brilliant and sad in a way Kimberly, and the rhyming is superb >> James :)

  1. Date: 10/17/2010 12:28:00 PM
    A great poem of intropection, leading towards some uplifiting conclusions~Chris