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The Joy of life

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LindsayP
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          The Joy of Life

Every morning when I wake up
I quietly smile and thank the Lord,
For joy again has filled my cup
And I know my prayers are not ignored.

For the sun shines bright for me each day
Although Iím confined to a chair,
For my blessings are in a wide array
Shared by many other folks who care.

I think of all those other folk
Who are stricken with disease,
And all those ones who wear the yolk
As nurses, carers & folks of expertise.

There are many more with broken homes
And others too with broken hearts,
Folks who wilt and stare like gnomes
When sorrow shoots her poison darts.

Before you cry and then complain
Take stock of things that make you glad,
I think youíll find few probís remain
And thereís little reason to be sad.

Yes, it is a lovely day once more
And I fly my flag unfurled,
I offer thanks for the open door
That leads me to the internet world.

Lindsay P Wilson
  
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Inspired-8
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Profound write so true counting my blessings.
Margherita
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2 posted 10-04-2008 11:06 AM       View Profile for Margherita   Email Margherita   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Margherita

Dear Lindsay, this is very poignant. To be aware of our blessings indeed brings joy, even if there are a few problems ...

I want to join your prayer of gratitude and be happy and serene. Thank you for this beautiful poem!

Love and joy.
Margherita

"Love is the One who masters all things;
I am mastered totally by Love."
(Rumi)

Magnus
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3 posted 10-04-2008 11:49 AM       View Profile for Magnus   Email Magnus   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Magnus

Each of us is blessed, many times over.  Our
sadness need not blind us from that which we
have as gifts...
Earth Angel
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4 posted 10-04-2008 11:56 AM       View Profile for Earth Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Earth Angel's Home Page   View IP for Earth Angel

Oh, my dear Aussie friend, your grace-fullness is contagious!

You may be confined to a wheelchair, but your mind and heart are expansive and filled with love and appreciation! ~ and like you pointed out, the net (and your imagination) can take you wherever you'd like to go!

Who could help but have feelings of love for someone who could write a poem such as this?!?


Linda
steavenr
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I read this thinking I would find something quite different...your work is inspiring, filled with optimism and gratefulness...thanks for sharing...puts everything back in focus...nice write
JamesMichael
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Fine writing...always nice to appreciate the blessings of life...James
LindsayP
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I give you my friends my sincere thanks to you all, Inspired, Margherita, Magnus,

Linda, Stevenr and James, It is your kind response that makes writing poetry so worthwhile. Have a great day folks,

Lindsay
Bill Charles
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highways, & byways, for now


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LindsayP,

I'd love to meet you and shake your hand after reading this writing... It's so very powerful, with much meaning...

Wish you the best...

BC
LindsayP
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Thanks Bill, It would be nice to meet you too but being on different sides of the

world does make it a little difficult. I appreciate your response. Take care my friend.

Lindsay
Earl Brinkman
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10 posted 02-05-2011 11:52 PM       View Profile for Earl Brinkman   Email Earl Brinkman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Earl Brinkman

Yes the internet is a wonderful thing that allows me to read your poetry.  Some writers have that magic quality and you are one of them.
 
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