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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Happy (07/12/07)

TITLE: Contentment
By Joann McDonald
07/16/07


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Contentment rests within my existence,

An invitation continuously conveyed.

Approaching each day with anticipation of bliss,

Web's of despondency purposing to invade.




Rising early with peace, joy and tranquility,

Overwhelming circumstances pound at my abode.

Disregarding the taunts; my solid resolution,

Reminiscing of blessing and riches bestowed.




Emotions of happiness; momentary and fleeting,

Determined by events at present.

Influencing decisions both acceptable and horrid,

Surrounding futures and blaming intent.




Substantial beauty in minuscule habitations,

God's splendor having no boundary.

Simplicity establishes perpetual delight,

Devising no excuses nor begging apology.




Sustaining hope throughout life's journey,

Steadfastness of faith alleviating worries.

Abandoning complaints with selfish attitudes,

Encompassing moments as endless memories.



Resolving to be happy; arousing passion for life,

Deliberately avoiding unnecessary opposition.

Holding fast to standards long forgotten,

Remembering wise words of profound wisdom.



Eternity beholds neither money nor success,

Hearts of adoration accepted and embraced.

Loving kindness prevailing with disdain's surrender,

Joyous ones pass through beautiful pearl gates.


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Joanne Sher 07/21/07
Lovely. I will return to this one again, I'm sure.
Sara Harricharan 07/25/07
This is simply lovely! Contentment indeed. I like your spacing, it made it very easy to read. It flowed so well, I enjoyed it right down to the last stanza. Great job, keep up the good work! ^_^
Verna Cole Mitchell 07/25/07
"God's splendor having no boundary" is my favorite line in this encouraging poem.
Kristen Hester07/25/07
"Resolving to be happy; arousing passion for life,"
and
"Holding fast to standards long forgotten,"

These are two of my favorite lines. Nice job.