Patrick Dennis


Joy


Joy is a way of looking at
you & me & this & that,
and all things that may
oh - heaven knows - cause us grief
or fit together in belief
or link or clink life's interplay.
It's light & strong & doesn't stick
on slights, the bad, unjust, the politic,
or give us cause to feel dismay.

Joy is the gentle art to pray.
Joy is the gentle art of forgetting we're apart.
Joy is knowing there's a way.

Joy has this to say -
I am a child
by whom Heaven is beguiled
to turn all mourning into play.

Joy is not a way the Stoics taught;
it's not it's job to say you ought.
Joy is the gentle art to pray.

Joy is the gentle art to pray.
Joy is the gentle art to pray
in the ways of a child
in the ways of a child
in the ways of a child at play.

Submitted: Friday, January 24, 2014
Edited: Saturday, January 25, 2014

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