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Joy

Not by command, not gathered nor rising from things external, it wells within by strength of heart forsaking that which steals it Stronger still it will mature as fruit ripens upon the tree, like Spring after Winter when vibrant color comes in fullness life it brings No matter my trouble and grief I bear by choice it blooms in me, yea, a gift it's true, it heals my soul and shields me from the thief Oh, but how I see it does not yet define me and so far I have to go, my hearts desire, my jaw set firm, by choice it blooms, you see.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015




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Date: 5/27/2015 6:56:00 AM
excellent piece. returning after a while to read such a refreshing package full of familiar emotions to the mind is simply blissful. A wonderful and commanding 7 here. Keep on writing.
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HighWave Brian
Date: 5/27/2015 7:06:00 AM
Thankyou Funom, for such encouraging comments!
Date: 5/24/2015 10:54:00 PM
Why did you give your poem the title Joy? Good write!
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HighWave Brian
Date: 5/24/2015 11:37:00 PM
Ayesha, I draw a distinction between joy and happiness. I wanted to define or express in poetic form what joy is and how it comes about. Thankyou for your review and comments!
Date: 5/20/2015 4:16:00 PM
Brian. ..very nice. . Beautiful 7 and thanks for visiting
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HighWave Brian
Date: 5/21/2015 9:38:00 AM
Hi! I see you are a prolific poetry writer and they are very good! Thankyou for your comments.
Date: 5/20/2015 12:54:00 PM
Well penned Brian......am glad you shared this, it enjoyable,excellent write.......);Afolabi
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HighWave Brian
Date: 5/20/2015 4:25:00 PM
thanks for visiting Afolabi!
Date: 5/20/2015 10:28:00 AM
Oh I do like this one quite a bit. Happiness it always there if you search for it, some days it cascades down as a gift, and some days we have to look a bit to find it. A#7 rating! ~Jan
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Jaycee Cervenka
Date: 5/20/2015 11:30:00 AM
BTW- I made you a fave poet after reading all of your work. I enjoy your writing style.
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HighWave Brian
Date: 5/20/2015 10:30:00 AM
Thankyou Jan! It's not easy and doesn't come naturally to me but I'm on a quest to make it a habit in my life. Thankyou for the encouragement : )