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Improvement - Poem by Edgar Albert Guest

The joy of life is living it, or so it seems to me;
In finding shackles on your wrists, then struggling till you're free;
In seeing wrongs and righting them, in dreaming splendid dreams,
Then toiling till the vision is as real as moving streams.
The happiest mortal on the earth is he who ends his day
By leaving better than he found to bloom along the way.
Were all things perfect here there would be naught for man to do;
If what is old were good enough we'd never need the new.
The only happy time of rest is that which follows strife
And sees some contribution made unto the joy of life.
And he who has oppression felt and conquered it is he
Who really knows the happiness and peace of being free.
The miseries of earth are here and with them all must cope.
Who seeks for joy, through hedges thick of care and pain must grope.
Through disappointment man must go to value pleasure's thrill;
To really know the joy of health a man must first be ill.
The wrongs are here for man to right, and happiness is had
By striving to supplant with good the evil and the bad.
The joy of life is living it and doing things of worth,
In making bright and fruitful all the barren spots of earth.
In facing odds and mastering them and rising from defeat,
And making true what once was false, and what was bitter, sweet.
For only he knows perfect joy whose little bit of soil
Is richer ground than what it was when he began to toil.


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Poems About Joy

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  2. 2. Joy To The Followers Of The Lord , Anna Laetitia Barbauld
  3. 3. Temora - Book V , James Macpherson
  4. 4. The War Of Inis-Thona , James Macpherson
  5. 5. Lathmon , James Macpherson
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  7. 7. Joy- Joy, Enjoy; Yeah, , Aftab Alam
  8. 8. Temora - Book Viii , James Macpherson
  9. 9. What Joy , ANDREW BLAKEMORE
  10. 10. The Battle Of Lora , James Macpherson
  11. 11. My Secret Joy , Susan Casey
  12. 12. Tale Xx , George Crabbe
  13. 13. Homecoming , Friedrich Holderlin
  14. 14. 'Tom Zart's Poems Of Christian Faith & L.. , Tom Zart
  15. 15. Sonnet: The Greatest Joy On Earth Is Chi.. , Dr John Celes
  16. 16. Resignation Pt 1 , Edward Young
  17. 17. Temora - Book V1 , James Macpherson
  18. 18. A First Time Mother , shonda barnes
  19. 19. Joy, Joy, Joy , Almedia Knight Oliver
  20. 20. Joy And Sorrow , Francis Duggan
  21. 21. Joy Of Life. , Gangadharan nair Pulingat..
  22. 22. Nature In Perfection , Richard Savage
  23. 23. Joy! Joy! Joy! , Karen Lee
  24. 24. An Abc Of Inner Peace , Raj Arumugam
  25. 25. Joy True Joy , Rohit Sapra
  26. 26. The Mother Exultant , Adelaide Crapsey
  27. 27. Joy , sumaira ...
  28. 28. Joyfulness , Elijah Alexander
  29. 29. The Great Joy Of Life. , Gangadharan nair Pulingat..
  30. 30. The Death Of Carthullin , James Macpherson
  31. 31. Sign , Gabe Florsheim
  32. 32. A Joyful Festival Of Lights! , Ramesh T A
  33. 33. With Joy , Joy O' Pateng
  34. 34. The Jester Of Joy , Steven SRS
  35. 35. Joy And Joy , gajanan mishra
  36. 36. Joy , chandra thiagarajan
  37. 37. Bird Song , Laura Elizabeth Richards
  38. 38. (1) Sophia , Uriah Hamilton
  39. 39. A Wise Poet , Edward Kofi Louis
  40. 40. Sonnet: Little Things Matter Much , Dr John Celes
  41. 41. A Greeting , Edgar Albert Guest
  42. 42. Tears Of Joy =by Tom Zart Most Publishe.. , Tom Zart
  43. 43. Sonnet Cycle To M C After William Shakes.. , Jonathan ROBIN
  44. 44. **paint Your Thoughts. , Clemence Wega
  45. 45. Salve Deus Rex Jud├Žorum. , Aemilia Lanyer
  46. 46. Pain...And...Joy , (brief renderings) Joe Fazio
  47. 47. Of Lost Joy...And Fading Memories. , (brief renderings) Joe Fazio
  48. 48. A Spell Of Immortal Happiness , Nikhil Parekh
  49. 49. You Bring Light And Joy , Michael P. McParland
  50. 50. Noises Of Joy , Lawrence S. Pertillar
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