Oh joy, complete me - a poem

Oh Joy

By Tony DeLorger © 2011


Oh joy, complete me.

Take this weary soul

and remind it where it has been,

what it has seen.

Beauty lingers like the sweet scent of a rose,

dew-kissed and opened,

its velvet arms yearning for light.


Remind me of the nectar of life,

the intoxicating breathe of wonder,

in all its purity and majesty.

How have I forgotten

this miracle of life,

this impossible beauty,

to have betrayed it for so little.


Help me to rejuvenate,

to reclaim my naivety,

my open eyes to see.

Give me cause to relinquish pain,

to retell a story with an ending

that smiles from gratitude.


Help me to find that smile,

that simple pleasure forgotten

and numb my memories of strife,

my inadequacies in life.

Oh joy, reinstate me,

welcome me home.


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Tony DeLorger 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Thanks for reading and commenting N.E. and Lady Fae.


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LadyFae 5 years ago from Under the Stars

This is a joy to read, thank you.


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N.E. Wright 5 years ago from Bronx, NY

This is something we all feel from time to time.

Needing some joy when we do not feel it at the moment or for some time.

I enjoyed this.

Thank you for sharing.

Take Care,

N.E.


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chanroth 5 years ago from California, USA

the cat is so cute!!! LOL.

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