For Joy

For Joy

A Poem by Alene Parr

You can’t help but smile

Even though

A voice in the back of your head

Begs you to frown.

 

It’s the sun, glinting off the windows

Whispering that it’s going to be all right.

And even when the wind bites through your skin

There’s a sandy beach somewhere.

 

Jagged cracks still line your beating heart

But there’s a warm glow there too.

And you can feel it.

And you can hear it say that it’s going to be all right.

 

And in this moment,

You’re not sure if the tears forming in your eyes

Are for sorrow

Or for joy.


© 2014 Alene Parr



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The tears are forming 'cause life is a roller coaster and the key to happiness is to know when to get off...............hopefully at the beach

Posted 2 Years Ago


We live in this world with hope for happiness.
Sometimes frustration engulfs us for certain failures.
Such frustration goes by replacing a success.
Then tears come which may indicate joy or sorrow.
Your poem with optimism touched my heart.
This is wonderful,lovely and spiritual.
Thank you for sharing the great feeling.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Alene, what a great poem! smiling in spite of ourselves; "A voice in the back of your head begs you to frown" added to my favorites

Posted 2 Years Ago


Wow, that was very good. I could feel the emotions that wrote this poem. They were intense. Thanks for sharing.

Posted 2 Years Ago


"Jagged cracks still line your beating heart" My favorite line. Great read, I enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing.

Posted 3 Years Ago


It is beautiful..I can totally relate with the same, and it is always tough to understand that things happened this way ! Loved -
"You’re not sure if the tears forming in your eyes
Are for sorrow
Or for joy."

Posted 3 Years Ago


This is splendid writing. Nice and easy, the cheerfulness is infectious! My only suggestion would be that you might think about changing the title, it's a bit too cliched for me and this poem deserves better! Great write! :)

Posted 3 Years Ago


Alene Parr

3 Years Ago

Thanks so much for reading. I do have to agree with you about the title though. Although really, I w.. read more
Devesh

3 Years Ago

Haha, understandable! You're welcome :)
The wound will heal and one will be as good as knew again, or even better than before !

A positive, feel-good poem penned with imaginative flare, splendid indeed !

Posted 3 Years Ago


Alene Parr

3 Years Ago

Thanks very much for reading, Tom. Glad you liked it. Cheers!
I enjoyed this poem. it is so delightful!

Posted 3 Years Ago


Alene Parr

3 Years Ago

Thanks for reading! Glad you liked it!
Indeed...it's going to be all right. It's not always easy looking at the brighter side... but sometimes, it's all the comfort we have. ..all we can really do...and it's just enough to get us through. Beautifully written poem, spoke to me deeply.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Alene Parr

3 Years Ago

Thanks very much for reading! I'm really glad it meant something to you. Cheers!

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Alene Parr
Alene Parr

Ottawa, Canada



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