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JoyJoy, like flame, warms the soul,Joy like love, can make one whole,Joy like sacrifice, can save a life,Joy like forgiveness, can end a fight.Joy like a tree, continues to grow,Joy like a river, never ceases to flow.Joy like an ocean, is endless and deep,Provided, hope in a heart one can keep,Joy like a mother, can nurture and care,Mend a spirit and can be sharedBut most of all joy is a friend so true,Not easily foundYet a blessing for you.
DeviantThe air is warm as I trudge along the glowing streets.Deviant Village creates it's own light. Swirling colors from everyone's different dreamsmakes everything surreal. Blue, green, purple, even black has a deep glow. The streetsare endless, as they wind along everyone's thoughts and emotions. Artists live here, they thrive, dream, inspire, create. Millions exist here, and Deviant is a haven for them. So many have wandered here, searching for appreciation, and many have found it. Others have arrived to contribute their skill to help the novices. Seasons of work has smoothed their critiques of others. They are not unkind, yet some take their words harshly. I don't mind in the least, They teach me and I grow.I take a left down a vibrant red path. Red usually means a member has submitted something new, and I am curious to see what they have made. It's a poem, very well written, and satirical in it's own quirky way. The words swirl around my head as I read each stanza, then disappear in
Dear JoshDear Josh,Just wondering how you were, I'm hoping Heaven is good.I'm sorry for not showing more of God when I knew I should. It was Selfish of me.Hey Josh,Do you remember the time I invited you to Church?You showed up early dressed from head to toe in a freshly ironed suit,a tie and a quirky smile. You really liked going. I never asked if you were missing something.Oh, and remember your first girlfriend? You were so happy you could have reached the moon and given it to her. She's doing well now. The first few months were really hard on her you know. She called a lot, just to talk you know? I'm glad she took you to church with her too, though I was jealous that I didn't get to see you as much. You were really fun.I held your brother today. He was drinking to shut you out. I hated seeing him like that. I held him for what seemed like hours. He really misses you, and I feel that he's gonna get in trouble because he feels like there is nothing to lose.Dear Josh,I am really strugg
future to pastDear Younger Me,There was a time when I was you,When life seemed so simpleWhen Mommy was the infinite bankAnd Daddy was an example.But when you reach your high school years,The hits become much rougher,You'll save a life, you'll lose a friendAnd the decisions become tougher.Dear younger me,Your days will blend together,But cherish every one,Because before you know it,They will all be gone.Hold that girl who scared you at school,She'll be your best friendAnd when there is a fight,Be the first to make amends.Dear Younger Me,You'll hit a bombshell and cry,But hold on tight,Things will get better,But only if you fight.So, younger me, the road is hard,And trust me..... not too bright,But don't lose heart, as I would know,Things turn out just right.
RedemptionOpen the pearly gates of heav'nRelease the angels brightCast away this desperate dark,Illuminate the night.Slay the beast within my soul,That wretched creature killMold and shape my broken heart,Bend it to your will.Seal the cracks and patch the holes,Make the wounds a scarMend the flesh into the markThat sets me far apart.Hold me close, hide me awayFrom worldly lust and greed,Help me see the simple truthThat you are all I need.Like puppets on strings please guide my handsToward good instead of bad,And set the standard I should keepSo diligence I may have.When the day comes you'll returnI'll stand before you strong,And worry not about my soul,You've cleansed me from all wrong.I'll take your hand with precious joyMy life was not in vainFor once in death I dwelt alone,But revival I have gained.