Charles Darnell

St Martinsville, Louisiana
Charles Darnell
St Martinsville, Louisiana

Waiting For Joy

Rating: 5.0
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.
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
This poem recently won first place in the 'On Fire' online poetry competition in Bangalore, India.
Charles Darnell 02 July 2016
Ha! No, Bri.....I didn't go to India. Too far and too rxpensive for a pat on the back and a paper certificate. Poet currency!
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Bri Edwards 01 July 2016
nearby? i'm too lazy to check if 'near by' is normally 'allowed'! did you have to go to India to claim the prize? ? i find some contentment (see previous comment) on PH. you help with some of it. bri :)
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Bri Edwards 23 June 2015
this flows so nicely. no rhymes needed. I especially enjoyed the first stanza; that’s how I want joy to come to me: no work on MY part! maybe that’s why I don’t think of my life in terms of ‘joy’ NOR ‘happiness’, but, instead, in terms of contentment, which for me is good enough. it HAS TO BE! and usually I have it. ice cream helps! ! I’ll send to MyPoemList. bri :)
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Queeny Gona 27 September 2013
Amazing read. Truly said that joy lies nearby! Happy to see you here dear poet Pal....
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Araliz Washington 20 September 2013
Outstanding piece! Thoughtful and well structured!
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