Oh, The Joy

Oh, the joy of not caring at all
Of walking through life straight and tall
Fearing no one and being true
Allowing your heart to feel and renew
Oh, the joy of being strong
Of knowing yourself and that you belong
Choosing to live and not fearing death
Laughing, crying, taking a breath
Oh, the joy of risking it all
Of letting it go and chancing a fall
Being the one who doesn’t sit by
Spreading your wings and learning to fly
Oh, the joy of offering your soul
Of allowing the change that makes you whole
Letting in and giving out
Never wavering, no room for doubt
Oh, the joy of being bold
Of finally breaking out of your mold
Living in truth and harmony
Your heart and mind allowed to be
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27 thoughts on “Oh, The Joy

  1. Quite beautiful!

    I must admit that when I saw the title of this work, the history junkie in me was awakened!

    “Ocian (sic) in view! O! the joy.” – Captain William Clark, November 7, 1805, within site of the Pacific Ocean on the (now) Washington State shoreline of the mighty Columbia River.

    Yeah…I am a nerd.


  2. There are times in our lives that we just have to risk it all. Throw the dice and bet the house. Or the other way around. Maybe THAT’S why I never do well at the casinos.

    Anyway… this is a great poem and it spoke to me. i want a friend of mine to read it too. Nothing ventured, nothing gained.


    • Really? How sweet and flattering! Thank you for wanting to share it.

      It feels good to get back to the girl I used to be. I was the kid who would stand on her bike seat going down a hill. I challenged myself and felt strong. I’m feeling that again. Took my 35 years to come home.


      • We are all on a journey, aren’t we? And I am so happy to hear you speak so glowingly of how you’re feeling. You certainly bring a lot of smiles to my life.

        Welcome home.


  3. This is a beautiful poem Elle.
    It flows nicely and I love he images it brought to my heart.
    I’m glad you found a way to express your true self in real life as well as with words here. Thank you for sharing too 🙂


  4. I found myself nodding my head… You know how I can relate to all that you wrote.

    Oh, the joy of finally breaking free and living as you are meant to live…. 🙂

    Take care of you,

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