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What Happen to the Joy

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What Happen to the Joy

What Happen to the Joy

I remember when the world
Was filled with love
Laughter, kindness, friendship
And amazing hugs
We use to help and show 
Affections toward our brother
Now we fight, and 
Bad mouth one another

There was a time when
We care what went on
And parents wouldn't leave
Their children alone
Preachers was concern when 
A Christian fell down
Help would always come
From miles around

What happen to the joy that
Use to be in this world
What happen to the laughter
The kindness and the love
Why are we killing, and 
Destroying precious life
What makes us argue, and
What makes us fight

We use to borrow a cup
Of sugar from our neighbor
Join hand in prayer
Setting at the breakfast table
We would help each other
As far as we were able
With a kind heart we would
 Always return the favor

Envy, jealously, hatred, and lust
Has penetrated our heart
Relationship, friendship, and 
Marriages torn apart
What happen to the joy
That made us what we are
We once spoke of peace
But now what we see is war

What happen to the times when
Your child could play with mine
And go to school in peace without
Someone committing a crime
What happen to the safety
We once felt in this world
And where is the peace, and
What happen to the love

What happen to the smiles we
Once wore upon our face
What happen to the moments
What happen to the days
What happen to the way
Times use to be,
When we felt excited, happy
And free??????????

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  1. Date: 1/9/2013 12:01:00 PM
    A nice write Lillie - there is still joy, we just have to look harder and ignore the naysayers.

    Williams Avatar Lillie Williams
    Date: 1/9/2013 9:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Ann. Nice to have you visit. You are welcome always, so please come again soon.
  1. Date: 1/3/2013 4:40:00 AM
    I absolutely love this Lillie...especially the repeating 'what happen'...yes, this old world has gone crazy...I often fear for our future...God might decide to scrap the whole experiment and turn it over to the dolphins and whales - Tim

    Williams Avatar Lillie Williams
    Date: 1/7/2013 5:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Tim. The world is crazy because people just do not care about anything any more, or they are less important to them. Thanks so much for visiting, please come again.
  1. Date: 12/31/2012 4:07:00 PM
    Lillie it is still filled with love and joy we just need to stop and see it...David

    Williams Avatar Lillie Williams
    Date: 1/2/2013 11:41:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks David, I suppose that sometimes we need to be reminded of this even though so much is going on. Thanks so much, :-)