Saturday, January 9, 2016

Joy

I searched for joy in places near and far
I left no stone unturned
But joy it ran like a speeding car
And all my efforts spurned

I thought I'd find it in my things
In exciting adventures
In all the things that shine and bling
In fortune fame and treasure

Perhaps I'd trap it in a Winter drift 
Or in February, May or September
Maybe it will be a gift
I get in a day in October

The more I tried, the more I failed
For joy could not be caught
I shouted loud and cajoled and hailed
Seemed like with me it fought

One day I left that battle field
And blended in with nature
With no expectation of any yield
Or fear of any failure

And then I sensed it all around
Joy always exists
It's not a thing that can be found
Within you it just is.

Linking to:
Poet's United Midweek Motif - Joy
With Real Toads - February song by Dar Williams





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19 comments:

  1. Sometimes that joy inside has such a hard shell though.. Love the hope in your word.

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  2. Very beautifully written!
    http://amitaag.blogspot.in/2016/01/between-sheets.html

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  3. This reads like a song, hopeful.

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  4. Joy is something to be felt by the senses and captivating poem.

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  5. This is so lovely. Joy is indeed within us and around us to be discovered.

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  6. This is so lovely. Joy is indeed within us and around us to be discovered.

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  7. "Joy always exists" - a simple line but says so much. Thanks Suzy for this beautiful reminder.

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  8. That is such a lovely poem, and the best philosophy - joy does come from within...

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  9. You have penned it in such elegance. I mean it. Such a lovely poem. And yes Joy always exists within oneself. Great one, Eli.

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  10. True.... true....true... look within, feel it there! Lovely!

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  11. An amazingly sweet poem, loved it.

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  12. The philosophy that joy exists within us is a concept worth repeating and oft remembering. Wonderfully written, Suzy.

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  13. I absolutely loved the way you described it with months ... a beautiful expression of your thoughts.

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  14. Suzy such a simple and beautiful poem :)

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  15. Beautiful thoughts and a subject very dear to my heart. Thank you!

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  16. Joy is everywhere whenever you open your heart. This poem is great. Thanks for your visit.
    Wil,ABCW Team

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