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I Got the Joy! MAG

January 21, 2009
By Anonymous

I got the joy
to pop the corn
side the walk
swing the set
mock the bird
glow the worm
gas the light

break the fast
ice the box
stair the well
school the boys
bubble the gum
french the kiss

yellow the fever
treasure the chest
miracle the grow
marry the gold
night the mare

jump the jack and back again
I believe
I believe I got it … that joy!

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torinae SILVER said...
on Apr. 6 2018 at 7:58 am
torinae SILVER, Brasstown, North Carolina
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I love this poem!

on Mar. 15 2018 at 8:19 am
Poetgirl1 PLATINUM, Linesville, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
You have made it through 100% of your bad days so far. Keep going.

I love how this has a much deeper meaning than just splitting the words in half. You are an amazing poet. Keep up the great work and don' t ever stop writing.

i love this !

I love this so much and it's relateable. Beautiful writing :)

Tohoak BRONZE said...
on Apr. 7 2017 at 10:45 am
Tohoak BRONZE, Crawforsville, Indiana
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Nice write!!

on Dec. 8 2016 at 1:39 pm
official.crizz BRONZE, Sacramento, California
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keep up the good work is ghud poem goes with the flow. it kinda sounds like a song but with out a beat.

on Dec. 8 2016 at 1:26 pm
Jackiehernandezz SILVER, Sacramento, California
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Favorite Quote:
"A day without laughter is a day wasted..." Charlie Chaplin

such a cool poem. i love this, your title is beautiful. keep up the good work

Colbra said...
on Oct. 3 2016 at 11:53 am
absolutly amazing

isuess GOLD said...
on Oct. 3 2016 at 12:19 am
isuess GOLD, Oakland, California
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Favorite Quote:
"You must not ever stop being whimsical. And you must not, ever, give anyone else the responsibility for your life."

this is so beautiful and refreshing! good job

Lilaa BRONZE said...
on Jul. 7 2016 at 6:09 pm
Lilaa BRONZE, Hatford, Connecticut
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Favorite Quote:
"No matter where you're from, your dreams are valid."

I love this!!

on Jul. 8 2012 at 8:54 am
LongLazyDays55 BRONZE, Other, Other
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Favorite Quote:
I haven't failed. I just haven't found 10,000 ways that won't work. [Thomas Edison]

When words fail, music speaks.

Sounds like a song. I like the way you've worded your poem. It's different and new, which is cool. Congrats on getting published in the magazine!

on Jul. 6 2012 at 6:46 pm
ToPonJah DIAMOND, San Diego, California
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Favorite Quote:
"So shines a good deed , in a weary world." -William Shakespeare
"I don't know..." -Bill Cosby
"STOMP, STOMP, SLAM!!!" -George Lopez

Wow! I really like this! Thank you for causing a happy little skip in my Oh-So heavy heart!

LCMyers13 GOLD said...
on May. 25 2012 at 3:55 pm
LCMyers13 GOLD, Madison, Mississippi
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Favorite Quote:
"A painter paints pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence."-Leopold Stokowski.

This is a great piece. Very original, rhythmic, and fun to read. That's what I always shoot for. Great job.


on Feb. 5 2012 at 5:01 pm
laurensoccer SILVER, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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I love how original this piece is. It speaks volumes when an author has a totally unique voice and outlook. Keep writing!!!!

on Jan. 24 2012 at 1:45 pm
remembermeplz PLATINUM, Friend, Nebraska
36 articles 10 photos 230 comments

Favorite Quote:
"when the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace" -- Jimi Hendrix

trully amazing =)

Genya GOLD said...
on Jan. 14 2012 at 9:59 am
Genya GOLD, Bridgewater, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
"Never do anything that you wouldn't want to explain to the paramedics."-Unknown Author

No, I think they're just tired of not having any feedback. This poem was well-written!

juggalohomie said...
on Jan. 4 2012 at 12:53 pm
juggalohomie, Ocala, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
i like faygo!!!!

its so confuseing

Claydub said...
on Dec. 23 2011 at 6:12 pm
Amazing :)

Fia-fia BRONZE said...
on Dec. 1 2011 at 9:19 pm
Fia-fia BRONZE, Bethesda, Maryland
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Hahaha I love this! It is so cheery! Thank you


byebye said...
on Dec. 1 2011 at 8:51 pm
byebye, Nevermore, Other
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Also I love the image you chose...just thought I'd add that! :)