Real Joy

February 21, 2011


I do know real joy

Along the way I have found it

My greatest treasure

Drink deeply from this great joy

Practice its presence daily


What pleasure it is to wake

To joy in the morning hour (early dawn)

A joy much larger than pain

A love beyond words


Laughter is a good life sign

Good cheer the right medicine

For those we meet on the way

Lightness brings the light


I find great freedom

In living for just one thing

A joy to be told

I know it is a mystery

Ask someone who lives well

© Terry S. Smith
First posted August 15, 2009