Posts tagged ‘joy’

October 20, 2017

AUTUMN

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

the change is so obvious, so dramatic
leaves changing color
bird’s flying south
the chill in the air 

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October 18, 2017

The red

by Jem Croucher

I stopped, reduced to tears
when the red before me lay
Tear of joy for splendour
shown to me upon this day

Walking down an avenue
trees on either side
Then this, the most spectacular
to leave me misty-eyed

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September 4, 2017

THE CADENCE OF MY HEART

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

I lie alone in bed
with words
and rhymes
and rhythms
beating
in my head 

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August 13, 2017

#25 POETRY =

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm 

Poetry =

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July 31, 2017

Morning Meditation

by Angela Umphers Rueger

Wind whips indiscriminately

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July 30, 2017

Fullness of Joy

by Angela Umphers Rueger

A stream flows freely from my heart;
It cannot be stopped—
Laughing, trickling, gurgling, bubbling,
Over weed and rock.

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July 24, 2017

The beauty of language

by Jem Croucher

I’m happy when writing
It fills me with joy
and it’s done this for ages
(since I was a boy)
I’ve written most days
sometimes just a few lines
to capture the years
the moments and times

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July 21, 2017

HAIKU: MYSTERY OF LIFE

by thereluctantpoet

 

By Charles Robert Lindholm

 

Mystery of life

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July 9, 2017

HAIKU: BE LIKE THE SNOWFLAKE

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

Be like the snowflake

live the life you intended

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July 7, 2017

I Look Up and Rejoice

by Angela Umphers Rueger

I have put my trust in God; I look up and rejoice.
To tell of all His praise, I gladly lift my voice.
For He is my Defense, my Comforter, my Guide,
My Shelter from the enemy; in Him I shall abide.

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July 6, 2017

DEEP INSIDE OF ME

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm 

why do you inspire me
like water quenching thirst
filling me with so much joy
I feel like I shall burst 

you fill me up with feelings

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July 3, 2017

DOUBLE DOOR ECSTASY

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm 

it’s never been like this
for me before
coming into heaven
through a double door 

sharing in the pleasure

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June 27, 2017

TIME WITH YOU

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

time with you
is such fun
it’s so easy
to be with you
and it’s such a joy

every second
packed with
as much activity
and fun as possible

like a kid
in a candy store

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June 14, 2017

Joie de vivre II

by Jem Croucher

Don’t let me sit inside
when there is sunshine to enjoy
Fill me with the wonder
that is out there to deploy
Give me the enthusiasm
to be out there on a whim
just lapping up the atmosphere
with an expectant grin

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May 30, 2017

THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT YOU

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

there’s something about you
that even a blind man can see
there’s a joy in your soul
that even the deaf can hear

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May 28, 2017

I LEARNED OF LOVE

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

I thought I knew what love was
but I found out that’s not true
I lived with the illusions
so long, but never knew

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May 20, 2017

The Dreamy Glow

by Venkat

where lights bend not

when fires lose breath

where tears reach not

when leaves miss a hum

 

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March 28, 2017

Our Unknowing

by russtowne

May our unknowing lead to breakthroughs and growth,

And our impediments inspire songs of gratitude,

Whether sung aloud or only within our hearts.

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March 11, 2017

Dog

by Jem Croucher

 

 

 

 

 

 

This week I have been writing
about an animal each day
So I think I’ll finish with the dog
and let them have their say
I mention this quite glibly
for in my house they’re loud
make their presence known with barks
of which they’re jolly proud

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February 11, 2017

My Heart Hurts

by 50djohnson

 

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The last few years have been strangely visited by the passing of so many friends, their parents, their spouses, their children, their best lifelong friends. When you go through such a loss it helps knowing you have friends, family, and God to turn to when the pain is overwhelming and just too much to bear.  However, there are many lonely nights where it is just you and God, sharing the burden of loss.

My Heart Hurts

Waking up this morning with life’s plans rolling along.

With children, family, and friends in their places where they belong.

Hearing that my cousin has cancer drove me to my knees in pain.

My friend called to say her granddaughter has a tumor on her brain.

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January 2, 2017

Ripple and Promise

by Jem Croucher

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A ripple on the water
caught my eye today
Squinting in the sunlight
with the New Year underway

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December 25, 2016

Christmas day haiku

by Jem Croucher

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And so it’s Christmas
Laughter, cries of joy and smiles.
Love is all around.

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December 6, 2016

Pictures II

by Jem Croucher

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Do you have a picture
one close to your heart
Capturing a moment
from which you cannot part?
Perhaps it looks like mine
though I have many, truth be told
Ones I will keep with me
Until I’m very old

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December 3, 2016

Roses

by Venkat

roses, they huddle

      into red carpets

           to hold your smile

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November 27, 2016

Music – sedoka

by Jem Croucher

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Life without music
is like a tree without leaves
sadly bereft in winter

and left without warmth
or the promise of summer
to awaken it to joy

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November 11, 2016

Fridays

by Jem Croucher

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I think perhaps that Fridays
are of a week my favourite day
As they often happen after
four days of toil and fray

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November 5, 2016

Fireworks – haiku

by Jem Croucher

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Bright against the sky
Bangs and sparkles, cries of joy
Fireworks in the night

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October 25, 2016

Inspirations (Acrostic Challenge)

by 50djohnson

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Poetry challenge: Acrostic poem.



From the lonely “I”sland of emotion flowing from deep within

Ever bubbling upward”N”eath all the confusion wondering where it has been .

Desperately trying to “S”pring forth joyfully into the light of day.

Pushing through layers of “P”ain, as a bulb bursting through the soil of clay.

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