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Happiness Joy L

 We all want to be happy don't we? I hope you enjoy the poem I have written.

 Happiness rides a wave that kisses the shore,

can tease, titillate,

promise much more.

It can arrive unexpected,

surprise and bless you,

can caress, enfold, and fully arrest you.

Happiness can appear on a gossamer wing,

can perplex and delight you –

or, full-throated, sing!

It can tickle, take over,

fill you with joy,

invade every corner,

be blatant or coy.

If it arrives – don’t send it away,

coax and caress it – persuade it to stay.

It can come in all colours,

and manner of shapes,

can be earth-bound,

be spell-bound –

invite it to play.

So sad that those people

who inhabit our land,

who dole out destruction

and don’t understand

that mankind will wither, unless

they harness love, hope and harmony;

court happiness.

Meet The Author...
Joy Lennick
Who Am I?

Most important 'jobs:' wife and mother to three sons. Hooked on reading and writing from a young age (wrote a simple play in junior school: acted on the stage). Joined the library at seven and that was it; the love affair continues...

First worked as a junior secretary, then secretary. Favourite job: A publishing company, Kaye & Ward in the City of London.

Apart from the odd poem, letter and article in magazines, and one poem read on Bournemouth radio, had various poems published in anthologies and won a few prizes. Ran my own Poetry Club for a while. Published: Celtic Cameos & Other Poems.

Factual books published: Running Your Own Small Hotel, & Jobs in Baking & Confectionery (Kogan Page Ltd., London), Updated two other author's books. As Biographer:Hurricane Halsey (True adventure), Memoir: My Gentle War; Faction novel: The Catalyst. Several short stories published in WordPlay anthologies (one winning lst prize through 'Writing' magazine as the best writing circle anthology of 2012 in the UK). A Group Leader for Creative Writing for the U3A group in Torrevieja, Spain.
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