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The Joy Chronicles--Part Four

Rating: 5.0

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I Count It Joy When I Hear
the mourning doves nestling side by side on the telephone line
calling to each other
with their throaty love words
throbbing through the soft morning air...
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I Count It Joy When I Hear
my beautiful black horse
nickering softly to me
with his loving huh-huh-huh
and large dark eyes in which his soul glows
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I Count It Joy When I Hear
the lonely train whistle yearning
its way down the tracks
clackety-clacking into my night from the hazy distance
disappearing from my night into the hazy distance
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I Count It Joy When I Hear
a child at play
laughing at the ball he tried to catch
swinging on the swing set and shouting higher, higher
jumping up and down in the mud puddle calling for Mom to join in
running to Daddy coming home from work giggling Daddy Daddy Daddy
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I Count It Joy When I Hear
the voices in the river flowing by
the words whispered by the wind
the sound of rain pattering on the roof
the sound of geese overhead returning through the miles
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I Count It Joy When I Hear
The Lord talking to me in the Bible
God answering my prayers be it yea or nay
Jesus speaking to my heart when my courage fails
The small quiet voice of God during the day.
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I Count It Joy When I Hear.
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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~©February 14.2021 by Susan Williams

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COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Glen Kappy 19 February 2021

Hey, Susan, I was attracted by the title then read your four joy poems. There's much, it seems to me, in their simplicity—simple enough for children to understand but food for us adults. I like em. Hoping you're well, Glen

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Varsha M 16 February 2021

Susan this is a very beautiful poem on positivity that's all around us. The closing stanza is really hopeful. Those small hopeful voice is really helpful.

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MAHTAB BANGALEE 16 February 2021

that's great when counting the Joy by the un-counting love; when life is rapturous there, where joyous love summons the life in one seraphic canopy

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Sylvia Frances Chan 16 February 2021

I like all stanzas very very much, but the most I like is your final stanza, so full of peace and honesty. Truly a stanza to my heart. I know you too as an excellent horse lover and rider.5 Stars!

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Sylvia Frances Chan 16 February 2021

My dear Susan, my comments have been erased away and so each time I am commenting, I lost my way, so busiest this morn on PH, I will return to give honour to this amazing write. So sorry that my words were just taken away and I lost my way (again! !)

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Rebecca Navarre 15 April 2021

Such a precious poem, absolutely beautiful with ever so beautiful sentiments! .. Definite 5 Stars! ...+++++

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Cowboy Ron Williams 11 April 2021

I count it joy whenever I read one of your poems!

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Richard Wlodarski 20 March 2021

I count it joy when I hear the music to this poem/song! And what a song it can be, Susan!

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Bharati Nayak 17 March 2021

I count it joy while I read this poem, so beautifully done.

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Subhas Chandra Chakra 17 March 2021

Wow..you made me startled with the totle and its theme. A rare joy filled me up..

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