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Joy

Winds raged as fires glowed in small frowzy shacks that strange Georgia eve an angel was born. The sky proclaimed that lives would re-arrange; with Joy’s first cry, the tempest changed to calm. Warm Zephyr - spring magic - arrived with Joy. Her laughter was kindling for hearth and home. No galas in her future ; she was poor. Never frowning, Joy would flash diamond smiles. Her Mama sewed flounces on hand-me-downs, which Joy wore with glee, celebrating life. As Papa played his guitar for them all, Joy danced and twirled. Humdrum fled in her stead. Fair, yellow- haired; slender like sassafras, this sunny lass gladdened all of the town. Humankind exists that we might have joy. Those touched by that sweet angel all learned this. Joy expelled gloom, giving her cheer to all. Nevertheless, joy is often short-lived. One strange spring day, a cold wind blew in. As thunder quaked, warmth waned, and Joy was no more.
For Chris D. Aechtner's "Double the Fun ~ (Tetractys)"

Copyright © | Year Posted 2011




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Date: 8/29/2015 2:32:00 PM
Finally, Andrea! It was well worth the search, a beautiful touching poem and of course all of the fun shapes.
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Date: 2/2/2015 4:34:00 PM
Interesting style similar to other styles. Very well written. Love it!
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Date: 10/30/2012 10:49:00 AM
not suprised to see these as winners, they are so good, you excell with this type of poetry...
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Date: 7/10/2011 9:48:00 AM
Hi Andrea, Wow! there is so much about your poems each one takes me deeper than I expected, like the line; Joy is often short-lived.
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Date: 6/25/2011 5:46:00 PM
Oh gosh! What a sad story! The imagery was great but the ending is a real downer. Very well done though. God Bless, JB
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Date: 6/21/2011 10:05:00 AM
Congratulations on your 1st Place win in Chris's "Double The Fun" contest Andrea. Love, Carol
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Date: 6/20/2011 7:59:00 AM
Congratulations, Andrea! Interesting how you started the reader off with feelings of joy and then ended up sad. Thanks for your comments in mine, glad you liked my formatting.
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Date: 6/19/2011 5:55:00 PM
wow what a great job of telling an intriguing story in this form! BIG BIG Congrad's Light & Love
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Date: 6/19/2011 3:32:00 PM
My congratulations on the first place win in the contest, Andrea
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Date: 6/19/2011 12:06:00 PM
Andrea sweetest, thanks for saving me..hope I was on time. And, Yippie !!! a 1st place win.. you deserved it for this beautiful series, the way it has been artistically penned. The girl Joy is she also personification of 'joy' here? the poem does read so..A big Congrats!!!
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Date: 6/19/2011 8:58:00 AM
yay!! a big congrats on your 1st place win andrea, didn't I tell you it was a winner? I just had to read it again! btw my ghost poem is based on true events within my own life, it means a lot that you liked it so much, it's very personal to me...oh and I saw you're a virgo when I was reading a zodiac poem - so am I!
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Date: 6/19/2011 8:49:00 AM
Super yay and congrats to you for your awesome win with this unique piece, Andrea! Way to go sweetie, you got me hooked reading this again (and then whoosh, ok I have to admit I sort of felt sad again that Joy was no more; that last stanza always gets to me, haha) but nonetheless happy for you for this win :D hugs to you ^_^
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Date: 6/19/2011 8:20:00 AM
You go girl! Man I'm astonished at the accuracy, imagery, and beauty of this poetic tetractys! Congrats on #1 :-) Johnny
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Date: 6/19/2011 7:35:00 AM
this was wonderfully penned congrats on your win, cory
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Date: 6/19/2011 3:56:00 AM
Heya Andrea, congratulations on a well deserved first place win with this gem, love W
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Date: 6/19/2011 12:03:00 AM
Hurray Andrea on your BIG win in the contest...Excellent write:)
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Date: 6/18/2011 9:51:00 PM
yeyy, andie.. toppers! raving KUDOS to you for the special win :) huggs
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Date: 6/18/2011 9:22:00 PM
congrats on your first place win in Chris's contest with this wonderfully told tale Andrea
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Date: 6/18/2011 9:32:00 AM
Loved this very unique write and form. A sad ending to this piece. Love Phyl
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Date: 6/16/2011 1:58:00 AM
Oh shucks, that ending sure was sad though, Andrea :(-- but I really enjoyed how you weaved Joy's story here-- really interesting and she truly was an epitome of her name-- very unique take on the form and yay, we both did long ones :D hugs to you sweetie :D
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Date: 6/15/2011 2:49:00 PM
WInning words my dear Andrea.... your poetry reads like a warm spring evening , nice and smooth ...luv Michael
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Date: 6/15/2011 2:46:00 PM
I read this more than once and it got better and better as I went along. You've got a winning entry here, Andrea. I'm rooting for you. :-)
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Date: 6/15/2011 1:54:00 PM
Great description of the happiness Joy brought to her parents' lives. Very good tetractys and by far the longest, most detailed entry I've seen. Good luck in the contest. Love, Carolyn
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Date: 6/15/2011 11:39:00 AM
We have so many amazing writers here at PoetrySoup and I enjoy reading all the poems. I am happy your poetry was among the poems I was able to read today Andrea. Please continue to write and share your poetry with the world. Love, Carol ~~~SUPER~~
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Date: 6/15/2011 7:24:00 AM
Wow Andrea, you sure did an awesome job with yours and I love the theme you chose ;) love Wilma
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