Saturday, January 9, 2016


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

  2. Very beautifully written!

  3. This reads like a song, hopeful.

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

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

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

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

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

  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.

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

  11. An amazingly sweet poem, loved it.

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

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

  14. Suzy such a simple and beautiful poem :)

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

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