Charles Darnell

Rookie - 10 Points (01/19/1950 / St Martinsville, Louisiana)

Waiting For Joy - Poem by Charles Darnell

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We tell ourselves that it will come.
It will descend upon us
While we are busy
Or simply laying about,
Bestowed like a crown,
A reward for patience.

Or, we seek it in others,
To suck out,
Like juice from a peach,
Dependent on the energy
Or whim of the loved.

In truth, we make our own.
We find it in ourselves,
In our nature and in our actions.
Focus on where you
Find happiness,
For joy lies near by.


Poet's Notes about The Poem

This poem recently won first place in the 'On Fire' online poetry competition in Bangalore, India.

Comments about Waiting For Joy by Charles Darnell

  • Rookie - 168 Points Queeny Gona (9/27/2013 2:43:00 AM)

    Amazing read. Truly said that joy lies nearby! Happy to see you here dear poet Pal.... (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie Araliz Washington (9/20/2013 7:57:00 PM)

    Outstanding piece! Thoughtful and well structured! (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,340 Points Wahab Abdul (6/2/2013 11:38:00 AM)

    Or, we seek it in others,
    To suck out, ..... here is the heart of the poem... lovely.. i like yr poems..10 (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Poem Edited: Thursday, September 12, 2013


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