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In pure elation joy is near and dear With two granddaughters and a grandson here. Their sounds of laughter fills me with delight, Playing games with them far into the night. At years of twelve and ten, two are in school. With baby, we swim in my daughter’s pool. They love to share thoughts and dreams with me. When they ask my advise I'm filled with glee. I’ve taught them the Lord’s Prayer to say each night. My worries flee when they’re within my sight. When they’re away dark clouds just form a haze, My sweethearts bless me in so many ways. On piano, bongo, and flute they play, A cacophony of sounds, their way. There’s many countless songs that we have sung. I’m joyful grandchildren keep this old heart young. 7-21-22 Joy Poetry Contest Sponsored by: Regina McIntosh

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Date: 8/9/2022 7:57:00 AM
the Greeks say that a grandchild is twice your child so you love them twice as much as you did your children, they bring joy into your life and I am about to experience this joy very soon, Robyn is almost 4 months pregnant, never ever would they have a child - 17 years later we heard this elating news, they are so excited, and I to be a granny for the first time, WOW. HUGS AND BLESSINGS, Jennifer.
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 8/9/2022 11:25:00 AM
Congratulations Jennifer. I know you will love being a grandmother. Other than giving birth to my children my grandchildren are my greatest joy. They confide in their grandmother things they may not tell their parents. It is an honor and a privilege to be calm and grandmother. Thank you. Blessings xx
Date: 8/6/2022 5:50:00 AM
I am so happy you have your beautiful grandchildren to watch and guide. Your poem is so uplifting dear,Connie.
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 8/9/2022 11:25:00 AM
Thank you very much Suz. I truly enjoy being with them. Blessings xxoo
Date: 8/4/2022 7:49:00 PM
Connie! Delightful and picturesque, and shows the love you and your family have. I am overjoyed for you. Blessings to you all. Panagiota XXX
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 8/9/2022 11:26:00 AM
Thank you very much Pangie. They are a blessing and a joy. Blessings xxoo
Date: 8/4/2022 8:28:00 AM
Sounds like you are a wonderful, involved grandmother! Your energetic joy is apparent!
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 8/9/2022 11:28:00 AM
They keep me busy, entertained, and feeling very needed and loved. Thank you very much. Blessings xxoo
Date: 8/3/2022 4:55:00 AM
Connie, your lines of joy resonate with the glee that you undoubtedly feel when in the presence of your loves!! A lovely, uplifting read for me this morning!! Happy Wednesday xxoo
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 8/9/2022 11:29:00 AM
Thank you very much Mike. Being a grandmother is very fulfilling. Blessings xxoo
Date: 8/3/2022 4:49:00 AM
one of those mornings where one is treated to the joys in life, line by line you draw us into happiness....you are the blessing this morning!!!
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 8/9/2022 11:30:00 AM
Thank you very much Timothy. They keep me feeling very needed and loved. Blessings xxoo
Date: 8/3/2022 1:06:00 AM
The joy is passed on to the reader, Connie, 16 couplets everyone full of happiness, poetry that is so needed these days. Harry
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 8/9/2022 11:35:00 AM
Thank you Harry. I never got to know my grandmothers. Both passed on before I could meet them. I am learning how to be a grandmother on my own. I am trying to be the kind of grandmother I would have wanted. Have a great week. Blessings xxoo
Date: 8/2/2022 1:00:00 PM
Just wonderful Connie. Is this a Premier contest? Dang. I have seen like 20 really good entries! soupmail for you.
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 8/9/2022 11:47:00 AM
I think so. Thank you Andrea. It is closed now. Have a great week. Blessings xxoo
Date: 8/2/2022 12:18:00 PM
just spent a Saturday at my 8yr old granddaughter's dance recital, it was fun but a long day...you sound like your having a lot of fun with your grandchildren, as you already know Connie they grow up fast
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 8/9/2022 11:50:00 AM
Yes, that just seem to grow up overnight. Once they become teens suddenly they feel grown up and are less likely to listen to advice so you need to pay attention while they are young. How lovely that your granddaughter performed for you. Carissa was in ballet until Covid ruined attending. Blessings xxoo
Date: 8/2/2022 9:34:00 AM
taught the Lord's prayer... this is a wonderful write... Excellent. Ann
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 8/9/2022 11:56:00 AM
Thank you very much Ann. I want them to memorize it because I know they will need it at different times in their lives. I have memorized it along with the 23rd psalm. Blessings xxoo
Date: 8/2/2022 3:26:00 AM
Am so glad your grandchildren keep you engaged and happy dearest Connie... Being around children is so much fun... We can forget all our worries and sit with them all day... Lovely couplets that you weaved with nice rhymes and flow... I hope you are doing great... Best wishes in the contest... Big hugs... ~ Ani
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 8/9/2022 11:55:00 AM
I am feeling much better Thank you for asking Anitha. Thank you for your sweet comment also. You have a great week. Blessings xxoo
Date: 8/1/2022 9:51:00 PM
Connie, Your poem is filled with such joy and laughter and light. reading it warms the heart. Best of wishes for the contest, Evelyn :)
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 8/9/2022 11:58:00 AM
Thank you very much Evelyn. My grandkids bring me much joy. I love teaching them new things. My granddaughter thinks I’m very smart and I told her that comes with the years Blessings xxoo
Date: 8/1/2022 5:15:00 PM
Dear Connie, I am filled with joy! Such a glorious poem of delight and laughter and love. Every verse so precious and heartfelt, your sparkling imagery so vivid it brings me to the center of this beautiful vibrant family scene. A lovely loving cascade of couplets that flow so naturally and wonderfully. Best wishes for a win and warmest wishes for you, my sweet friend.. ~Susan
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 8/9/2022 11:59:00 AM
Thank you very much Susan for your lovely comment. My grandchildren bring me so much joy. Have a wonderful week my friend. Blessings xxoo
Date: 8/1/2022 8:53:00 AM
Beautiful Couplet of the enjoyment of your precious grandchildren Connie. A beautiful poem that comes from the heart. God bless you. xoxo
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 8/9/2022 12:01:00 PM
Thank you. It was a very easy poem to write Michael. My grandchildren do bring me much joy and I love teaching them new things. You have a wonderful week. Blessings xxoo
Date: 8/1/2022 1:28:00 AM
Following many sorrows, I am glad to see you so happy. Hugs. xxx
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 8/9/2022 12:02:00 PM
My grand children do bring me much joy Victor. They keep me young. I love teaching them new things. Thank you very much. You have a wonderful week Victor. Blessings xxoo
Date: 7/31/2022 7:22:00 PM
I can feel your joy with your adorable grandchildren around . I feel an element of jealousy too as I don't have any grand children ! My elder son got married two years back and the younger one is yet to be matrried as we got our two sons after long 12 years of waiting. Enjoy dear Connie !
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 8/9/2022 12:07:00 PM
My son and his wife waited eight years and finally she became pregnant with my only grandson. My youngest was the first to have a child. I have three grandchildren and will not have any more and I cherish them. I hope you get the grandchild you long for soon. Thank you Valsa. Blessings xxoo
Date: 7/31/2022 6:39:00 PM
Joie de vivre, indeed! Well done, Connie! Aloha!
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 8/9/2022 12:19:00 PM
Thank you Rico. You have a great week. Blessings xxoo
Date: 7/31/2022 4:11:00 PM
How lucky you are my dear Connie...
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 8/9/2022 12:20:00 PM
I agree Pashang. I never knew my grandmothers. They passed before I was born. Thank you. Blessings xxoo
Date: 7/31/2022 9:43:00 AM
Nothing beats spending time with your grandchildren Connie. They do make you feel young again but always wear you out lol. But you'd never trade that time for all the gold in the world. Hope your weekend is going well. Tom
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 8/9/2022 12:22:00 PM
I am feeling so much stronger Tom. Thank you. I love sharing thoughts and ideas with them. They do tend to copy us so we have to set a good example. Have a great week. Blessings xxoo
Date: 7/31/2022 9:28:00 AM
Your poems are always beautiful my friend. A FAVE from me for the joy of family you express and endearing sentiments you convey. Much enjoyed its caring voice, Connie.
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 8/9/2022 12:24:00 PM
Forgive me getting back to you late to thank you for honoring my poem with a fave Vijay. This has been a very busy week for me. It is wonderful being back reading and sharing Poetry again at Poetry soup. You have a wonderful week my friend. Blessings xxoo
Date: 7/31/2022 8:31:00 AM
Your love for them is abundant in each line, Connie. I'm sure spending time with you is as joyful for them. How wonderful that you have three hearts so near that you can see them often.
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 8/9/2022 12:25:00 PM
My grandson was only here for the summer and only stayed for a little over a week. But my oldest daughter is coming here to live in another week with her 2 1/2-year-old daughter. I am so pleased that I get to see her grow up. My 10-year-old granddaughter is living with me now. They do break me much joy. Thank you very much. Blessings xxoo
Date: 7/31/2022 8:29:00 AM
Connie, a lovely couplets overflowing with joy you experience with your grandchildren. Good writing. Best wishes in Regina's contest.
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 8/9/2022 12:27:00 PM
Thank you very much Milton. There are so many poems posted here every day I have a lot of trouble keeping up because reading too much hurts my eyes. Blessings xxoo
Date: 7/31/2022 8:16:00 AM
Connie, how delightful! Your words resonate the true joy of your family and the unity that you share; a good place to ‘mend’ your heart. Glad to know you have gotten to the bottom of your health issue. Blessings, Paulette
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 8/9/2022 12:29:00 PM
Yes Paula. I am working with the doctors to resolve things. My grandchildren do bring me so much joy. Do you have a wonderful week my friend.Thank you very much. Blessings xxoo