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What is joy?

July 23, 2021
By Anonymous

My interpretation of happiness,

Wrong from the start,

My attempts at joy are always like,

Arrows to my heart.

 

Why do I feel so scared?

I'm sad and don't know what to do,

I'm looking for someone to love,

But I don't know who.

 

I wish it was just simple,

That I could just follow a map,

Because to find who I want,

Is more than a few laps.

 

Forever searching,

It's killing me please, 

Any chance for this to end,

Any chance I'll seize.



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on Jul. 29 2021 at 4:12 am
Crazywolfiegirl2 PLATINUM, Kington, Other
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Favorite Quote:
When people first meet me, they think I'm really shy, but by the time they get to know me they wonder how the illusion of shyness ever came around!

@SparrowSun are you ok? That comment seems pretty sad. I know this is coming from the person who wrote this poem, but I don't really feel that sort of stuff you just described. Anything I can do to help? (I doubt it but I'll still ask). I don't have a curse, (not that I'm aware of anyway) and it seems pretty dark to think you do.....

on Jul. 28 2021 at 9:06 pm
SparrowSun ELITE, X, Vermont
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Favorite Quote:
"It Will Be Good." (complicated semi-spiritual emotional story.)

"Upon his bench the pieces lay
As if an artwork on display
Of gears and hands
And wire-thin bands
That glisten in dim candle play." -Janice T., Clockwork[love that poem, dont know why, im not steampunk]

i write some dark poetry that i don't know where it comes from.
tho right now some of my poems are too real.
do you have a curse? mines someday.(this is just a writing thing explaining what I mean. you don't have to read it)
Dreams are what make us who we are. But mine is a curse. My dream lies in my affliction, in the someday. The someday that consumes me when I a at my lowest, saddest. The someday that lies to me and poisons my thought and pushes me for nothing when I have nothing left.
The someday is what I cling to. It destroys me. I hate it, I love it, I fear it. But ultimitly, theres nothing I can do. I can't rid myself of it. I can't accept it. Maybe if I were to be free of it, I would fade away into nothingness. It's become my identity.
If my dreams are in someday, I hate them. If dreams make us who we are, then I am nothing. I’m a shell. Worst, I guess i've accepted that. I don't believe in the dreams, or hope, or someday. All I can believe is never. But maybe someday...

on Jul. 28 2021 at 2:00 pm
Crazywolfiegirl2 PLATINUM, Kington, Other
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Favorite Quote:
When people first meet me, they think I'm really shy, but by the time they get to know me they wonder how the illusion of shyness ever came around!

@CrazyCatLady6, yes I am ok! I am a very happy person who laughs at the slightest things (even things that aren't really funny 🤣) I have great friends and I am enjoying life. The only thing is I might be TOO happy 😂. The only reason I wrote this was because I was bored and didn't know what to do. I noticed that all of the depressed poems seemed to be pretty popular (????) and I thought it would be pretty interesting to try writing a poem from a new perspective, and this is the (awful) result. I hope you weren't worried about me, honestly I am a very happy (and eccentric) person, and I never actually have bad feelings this strong. Thanks for asking though, I was wondering if people would ask, but really I am great! 😄🙃🙃🙃😄

on Jul. 28 2021 at 8:15 am
CrazyCatLady6 GOLD, New Radnor, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"There would be no shadows if the sun were not shining"

My mum saw this, she wants to know if you are ok? I found this really good, though sad