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I have a book of poetry coming out entitled, Song of Myself.  I have promised to share a poem from that collection from time to time.  This is poem #5:

 

WHERE IS MY JOY?

Where is my joy?

Has it dried up for want of expression
and scattered like dust in the wind?

Has it been misplaced
or is it merely hidden?

Has it taken on a different form
so that is cannot be detected?

Or has it taken leave,
because it feels unwelcome?

Where is my joy?

Is it wandering in the darkness
searching for the light?

Is it wrapped against the cold
waiting for the Spring?

Is it consumed in the silence
that captures not the slightest sound?

Or is it gasping for air,
barely able to take another breath?

Where is my joy...with its beauty,
its laughter, its gentle touch?

Where does it reside if not in my heart,
coursing through my veins,
gathering unto me every element
that makes it live?

Where--is--my--joy?
Where is my voice?
Where is my life?

Where is the
music...
that makes me want to
sing and dance?




PREVIOUS  POEMS
Song of Myself
Let Not My Heart Betray Its Secret
Broken Heart
What I Miss