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Happiness, Verses Joy

I hear folk speak of Happiness
But that’s not good enough
For happiness can break in bits
When the air is rough
It always come to visit you
When things are going right
Yet when the right does turn to wrong
It flies off in the night

So, I don’t think of happiness
I focus just on joy
For joy, it bubbles in one’s soul
And naught can it destroy
When you’ve found it, it is there 
Until forever more
Yes, when you’ve found your way to joy
You’ll never close the door

When you see the morning sun
Light up the sky above
Or hear the morning birds wake up
Your heart might fill with love
When that happens, know it’s smile
And gently coax it in
For when you feel joy all the time
That’s when life will begin

16 February 2016

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Date: 2/2/2019 11:07:00 PM
You have described joyfulness perfectly, Peter. "For joy, it bubbles in one’s soul And naught can it destroy" So true! This is a FAV for me!
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sidney dugan
Date: 2/3/2019 4:49:00 PM
Hi Caren. You have got it my friend. People ask 'what is the reason for living' I think joy is the answer It could really change the world. I much appreciate you, my friend. Keep on smiling....Peter
Date: 2/2/2019 6:32:00 PM
Excellent poem! I love the ending. ...when you feel joy all the time, that's when life will begin :)
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Date: 2/3/2019 4:50:00 PM
Thank you so much Heidi. There is nothing better than a joyful life. Keep on smiling my friend, And have a lovely day....Peter