Tuesday, April 29, 2008

poem30 - joy

'
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a comfortable life
is a life filled with contentment

a contented life
carries happiness on its back

a happy life
is as much as we can hope for

yet there is one higher plane
that just the lucky few attain

a joyful life
for joy transcends happiness


and embraces
comfort and contentment
'
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9 comments:

  1. Very well said. I learned that I had to be happy by myself before I could be happy with someone else. And now I have the MountainMan and 2 gorgeous children who I would move heaven and earth for (even when they misbehave).

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  2. This is beautiful. I believe we can all achieve contentment and happiness if we want it you have to find it within yourself its there no matter what.

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  3. beautiful poem. The key to our happiness lies within ourselves. Everyone understands that, yet so few realize it.

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  4. Beautiful Keith. And so true. Keep up the good work.
    Tory

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  5. what a beautiful poem for day 30, you have captured it in a nutshell, and only you can put such a simple message so beautifully...i am so glad you decided to take up NaPoWriMo, congrats you have successfully reached the end, but i hope this is surely not the end of the road for you when it comes to poems, as i loved your series much...hope you will continue to write poetry whenever the urge strikes...thank you.

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  6. yoohooo!!! day 30 and what a fitting poem to end...hopefully next time you don't need a dare to do it'cos u poetise well...

    and now where's my prize for being such a loyal reader....;)

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  7. is taht joy in mandarin?

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  8. beautiful poem.. so Are YOU joyful?
    I often feel I have achieved the whole package. :)

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  9. So beautifully said Keith....I hope you have that inner joy within you.
    Congrats on achieving this 30 poems a month ...wow!!!
    Loved all your poems so far...I think you outdid youself.

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