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Residual Joy

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Residual Joy

Did you ever have one of those magical nights
When everything clicks into place?
When the stars are aligned and your mood is defined
By a flood of support to embrace?

Surrounded by loved ones and showered with warmth,
The smiles seem to sprout with no end.
You’re super aware that you cannot compare
What you feel, since it seems to transcend.

You want it to last but you know that it can’t,
So you try to just cling to a trace
Of those glorious vibes that a poet describes
As a rendezvous time can’t erase.

But you know things can’t stay at that memorable peak
For you must reconnect with the ground.
Still, you cannot deny that from feeling so high,
There’s residual joy to be found.

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  1. Date: 3/20/2013 6:11:00 PM
    Congratulations Ilene....Donna

  1. Date: 3/20/2013 12:47:00 AM
    Dear ilene, Hope this finds YOU and YOURS Healthy and High in the Spirit. Congratulations on YOUR Winning POEM "Residual Joy" In the Contest "One of YOUR Greatest days" Sponsored by Dan Kearley. YOU Excel in Rhyming. I like how each stanza blends into the next Superb Pen. With LOVE ALWAYS and FOREVER YOUR Eternal Liege...Harry

  1. Date: 3/19/2013 10:19:00 PM
    Ilene, your poem is just beautiful, what a lovely way and day! Congratulations with your amazing poem, always~ LINDA

  1. Date: 3/19/2013 8:14:00 PM
    I had no idea you wrote this beautiful poem.I really loved it! The residual Joy... :o)

  1. Date: 3/4/2013 3:35:00 PM
    I would never deny it... Terry (Good poem!)

  1. Date: 3/4/2013 9:31:00 AM
    yes indeed i can ilene, and your wonderful poetry enhances the feeling...

  1. Date: 3/3/2013 9:23:00 PM
    Those days aare rare, but so appreciated when they come. Well done. BG

  1. Date: 3/3/2013 7:42:00 PM
    I love this poem and it's cadence. great work!