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joy is a choice

the cues to glee a soul should see
      are meant to shine through dark
         those acts of worth creating mirth
   that bloom from heaven's spark …

exquisite things the spirit sings
      to feign sweet pleasure's ploys
         revealing smiles within our trials
   and converting hurts … to joys.

Copyright © Gregory Richard Barden | Year Posted 2022

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Date: 10/4/2022 5:13:00 PM

Bard, I love the yin and yang of your philosophical approach to life and how often it comes out in your poetry as it does here. "Revealing smiles within our trials", I can so relate (and wish I had written this). Beautiful flow and evocative message. Well done, friend.
Date: 8/17/2022 10:04:00 AM

Your poem is inspirational Greg, with a great message. Wonderful internal rhyme. Have a great day. Blessings xxoo
Date: 8/16/2022 9:21:00 AM

Gregory, I really like the way your poem flows along from line to line with excellent rhymes. Nice writing!
Date: 8/16/2022 3:56:00 AM

I love this one... a inspiration from the imagination. Love it. God bless you. Love, Gina
Date: 8/16/2022 12:06:00 AM

Beautiful! Love it!

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