GREENWOLFE 1962

Rookie (MARCH 23, 1951)

A Life Without Joy - Poem by GREENWOLFE 1962

I think I'm going to make it through,
It's been so long you see;
There's much more life behind me now
Than out in front of me.

There was a time, when not so sure;
I thought to end it then.
I didn't see how one could live
Without much joy and win.

But I found out you can endure
Without a special one.
And after all, it must be said;
Of fate, what's done is done.

And so I choose to carry on
With life and burdens bore.
I hope if I can carry these,
God may not give me more.

But if He did, I hope He'd grant,
My just one simple plea;
To end my life with one great love
Who'd bring great joy to me.

So now I'm near the end of life,
My joyless days near done.
I'd lie if I would dare to say,
I never did have fun.

But what is true, and that's the rub,
Of life, don't you agree;
Is love is really what's required,
For joy to be set free?

So on it is with what remains,
I hope, not very long;
Of life, perhaps to know great love,
If it should come along.

And as I go my separate way,
I'll not begrudge their joy;
If others feel what I once felt,
When I was just a boy.

Instead I'll smile and just recall
The joy I felt back then.
And know that I'll feel soon enough
Love's wondrous joy again.


Comments about A Life Without Joy by GREENWOLFE 1962

  • Rookie Astrid Eckstein (7/10/2013 7:07:00 PM)

    Bravo for a straight-forward, honest and so true-to-reality poem! (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie Lady Grace (5/5/2011 9:00:00 PM)

    again, i found ur poems which gives comfort to my heart..been stressed these past days, that's why i search ur poems coz i know, i could be comforted here...i already found my name below but am back again to share my few words of appreciation..ur poems, i really like.. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Denise Bekker ~* The Sound *~ (7/5/2010 11:02:00 AM)

    This is beautifully penned. Joy is fruit that is well needed in our lives. So enjoyed the read; D (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Nicky Tatem (8/14/2009 3:02:00 PM)

    Strength, defiance, reflection and a wry smile.

    This is wonderfully crafted - thank you for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Cristy Upshaw (4/18/2009 6:25:00 PM)

    To live a life without the joy of blissful love can be done with ample amount of strength and wonderment; however, you to find the love after so long without expectations is so extraordinary no matter the distance. Your words stunning and amazingly written even after read... oh, I have lost count. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 15 Points Eyan Desir (4/16/2009 5:51:00 PM)

    Well, good flow
    and good write
    keep them coming (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Cristy Upshaw (4/15/2009 3:54:00 PM)

    I'm truly stunned. This touched me so deeply. I felt every word so immensely. You are truly a magnificent writer. Thank you for always being you. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Elaine Oxamendi Vicet (4/15/2009 10:47:00 AM)

    Very touching. All the sensibilities are tugged at here.
    Very well communicated. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Naidz Ladia (4/14/2009 6:56:00 PM)

    a life without joy

    ...is like a heart without love
    .....like a river without water
    .........a moon without light
    .............sky without stars
    .................without
    ......................sun..

    so, a life without joy is hopeless, senseless, lifeless..lavs ya.. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie T S (4/13/2009 1:31:00 PM)

    An amazing Beautiful write..
    Love is life...
    we all need a potion of it to get us through....
    10/10 (Report) Reply

  • Rookie rago rago (4/13/2009 3:03:00 AM)

    a beautiful write......and i am enthraled to read and thanks for your kind sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Surayya Abbas (4/10/2009 3:29:00 AM)

    Very beautifull poem. May God bless you with love. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie ~ Jon London ~ (4/7/2009 4:38:00 AM)

    Wolfy my friend, your works expand the mind and soul..with each new excellent piece you create..your words dive into a world where only the great poets of the earth are born...............beautiful piece yet again my friend.10++


    Best wishes

    Jon (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Vaibhav Pandey (4/7/2009 12:38:00 AM)

    brilliant poem once again sir......your treatment of the theme is effortless....10 without hesitation (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 3 Points Dr Hitesh Sheth (4/6/2009 11:34:00 PM)

    I believe that joy is always in present...........though our mind always dwell in past or take a flight of fancy in future................Good Write...............My poem would be appropriate comment to your poem...........

    Tomorrow I will be Happy


    Small child dressed shabbily,
    His eyes dusty, hair shaggy.
    'When I will grow big,
    I would have sweets many,
    I would play throughout the day,
    And would be free from elder's tyranny,
    Tomorrow I will be happy.”
    Hearing, HITESH laugh heartily.

    Schoolboy donning dress neatly,
    His eyes sleepy, hair curly.
    'When I will grow big,
    I will see movies many,
    I will roam throughout day,
    And would be free from teacher's tyranny,
    Tomorrow I will be happy.”
    Hearing, HITESH laugh heartily.

    Teenager sporting T-shirt trendy,
    His eyes dreamy, hair lengthy.
    'As I have grown big,
    I would have girl friends many,
    Soon completing boring study,
    Would earn early and marry promptly.'
    Tomorrow I will be happy,
    Hearing HITESH laugh heartily.

    Worried man wearing suit perfectly,
    His hair receding, eyes weary.
    'Soon my son will grow up,
    After completely his costly study
    Would earn money plenty,
    And fulfilled my dreams many.'
    Tomorrow I will be happy,
    Hearing HITESH laugh heartily.

    Old man wearing clothes dirty,
    His vision dimly, hair hoary.
    'Now I have grown old,
    Fate has made joke cruelly,
    Soon completing life sickly,
    Will die and free from misery.'
    In next life I will be happy,
    Hearing HITESH WEEP heartily. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 168 Points Sathyanarayana M V S (4/6/2009 10:33:00 PM)

    A thought provoking, intense poem. The style unique, with beauty and cogency, that flows like a gushing river; The GW style. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 436 Points Ernestine Northover (4/6/2009 8:49:00 AM)

    Wonderful Wolfey, I loved this one, and I am older than you too. Nicely flowing along, trips off the tongue well.
    Love and hugs Ernestine XXX (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Samanyan Lakshminarayanan (4/4/2009 11:42:00 PM)

    a great poem..you will find a love who gives joy, warmth and fun..good luck (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Duh Huh (4/4/2009 2:59:00 PM)

    Theres pain and hope here intertwinded, a bittersweet story of love and the hope for a future we fear may not provide what we most desire. Well penned and tuoching as always. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Susan Bagley (4/4/2009 1:09:00 PM)

    Wolfey,
    AGain my compliments and applause at such a rythmic and well rhymed verse, but moreso, a poignant revelation of heartfelt joy and pain, fear and hope.
    Well done my friend,
    Susan (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, April 4, 2009

Poem Edited: Friday, May 6, 2011


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