joy in me

joy in me

A Chapter by Lyn Anderson
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for Momzilla's poetry challenge pertaining to finding joy in your now

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I tried to write an acrostic,
and it was a dud.

I tried to express it in a flowing soliloquy,
and it fell with a thud.

I just can't fake it,
even when I want to.

but what I can say is
I do find joy in the little things:

the touch of my child's hand
or the look in her eyes
when she stuffs homemade
pancakes into her silly face ...

sand between my toes,
or an ocean breeze,
the crunch of gravel
beneath my shoes as I run

"peace be with you"
kneeling in a pew,
shaking my neighbour's
hand in church

belly rubs for a clumsy
overgrown German Shepherd,
who likes to
roll on the floor

and the smile
my lover gives me
when I tell him
I want more ...

sharing poetry,
laughter, wine, and song;
some of the things
that help me along.        
                             
                                    joy.
                                    


                               




© 2017 Lyn Anderson



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Much beauty can be found in the most simple things of life...lovely poem of joy

Posted 3 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

3 Years Ago

thank you, and I agree.
Just beautiful KL. This was wonderful, reminds me of 'these are a few of my favourite things'

Posted 3 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

3 Years Ago

Thanks. I found this a difficult challenge till I stopped overthinking it
A beautiful piece.
Captures the little moments which everyone experiences on a regular basis, the small moments which make you smile.
Thank You for sharing such honest and wonderful poetry.
Enjoyed it a lot and read it with a smile on my face.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

3 Years Ago

Thank you. Glad this poem is well received
Wonderful ode to joy! Well penned answer to the challenge!

Posted 3 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

3 Years Ago

Thanks. I struggled with this one a bit until I just let me be me and didn't try to force it.
MomzillaNC

3 Years Ago

You're welcome.
A perfect poem. You had love, animals and hope.
"sharing poetry,
laughter, wine, and song;
some of the things
that help me along."
Simple things make the new days become the best days later. Thank you for sharing the amazing poetry.
Coyote

Posted 3 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

3 Years Ago

Thank you for sharing your thoughts and accompanying me on my journey
KLG, this one is great! It is great to hear you sounding so happy...:) Makes me want to do a happy dance! Oh, and beautiful writing, too! :)

Posted 3 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

3 Years Ago

Thanks so much, I appreciate it. I am always happy between thunder storms. It is what keeps me sane... read more
your poem brought a wide smile to my face KL .. so bravo says i! bravo!

E.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

3 Years Ago

Thanks so much, I appreciate it. I noticed the font didn't take. I am going to have to fix it.
What an endearing feeling and who am I to disagree? Surely if you share and you connect and find a group of interested people that unite in ideals that is something that can only bear goodness.

Peace be with you too KL just donlt squeeze my hand so tight you beast!

Thankyou

Posted 3 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

3 Years Ago

Thanks so much, I appreciate it. I actually found this one difficult. Knowing how we feel at certain.. read more
I think this is a realistic portrayal as we often draw our joy from the small stuff even when the big stuff is giving us grief.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

3 Years Ago

Yes, you are right, thanks so much.
I think all I want to say is PERFECT.... ~~redzone

Posted 3 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

3 Years Ago

Thanks, I think life is made up of the little joys.

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