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Taking Joy

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Taking Joy

One can take joy as eyes
glow and sparkle
One can take joy 
in smiles for no reason
Wish I could throw a bolt of 
love
At the residents of this city, 
this city, this state, this country,this world
      Life is a privilege
      together we can partake 
          of the banquet 
  As stars come out at night 
and the summer draws slowly to a close
Let us taste the sweet wine 
of love, of sex, of nature, of joy 
As you enjoy 
    the fruits of life 
touch the reality 
you may have missed 
in your younger, more hasty days 

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  1. Date: 9/12/2012 8:35:00 AM
    great advice! we should savor every moment. good descriptions too - I love throwing a bolt of love at people :)

  1. Date: 9/10/2012 11:16:00 AM
    We fail to take the joy of everyday living and as we grow older we begin to relax more and not be so hasty. Great advice. love phyl

  1. Date: 9/9/2012 3:58:00 PM
    A very impressive write with some good advice to us all both young and old. I now fit in the latter category.

  1. Date: 9/4/2012 2:45:00 PM
    love this thoughtful write, Matthew. Yes, Anna A wrote some lovely work - I had to Google her stuff too

  1. Date: 9/3/2012 9:53:00 AM
    This sounds MADE for a trip to Woodstock!!! That sounds so cool you are going there. ENJOY

  1. Date: 9/3/2012 9:42:00 AM
    Wonderful poem, Matt! Lovely thoughts. also - Thanks for stopping by page to read and comment. hugs, catie :)

  1. Date: 9/3/2012 7:48:00 AM
    such a brilliant and lovely poem with deep sentiments Matthew .. I luv taking the bolt of love to the city, state, country, world .. fantastic luv ..

  1. Date: 9/2/2012 1:14:00 PM
    Enjoy life to the fullest Matthew,and yes: life is a privilege we need to care about:) Take Care,Arild

  1. Date: 9/2/2012 12:35:00 PM
    Life after 50 is nifty because a person slows down and starts to smell the roses..Enjoyed reaidng your creative work..Thanks for stopping by...Sara

  1. Date: 9/2/2012 11:17:00 AM
    Yes Matthew, please take me...LOL!!! My bad. a good write on this lovely Sunday Morn. One love. Joy Wells

  1. Date: 9/2/2012 10:59:00 AM
    Life is to be enjoyed for sure. thanks for sharing