To Feel The Joy

Updated on July 12, 2019

A Great Phenomenon

I sit here and pause

As I witness first hand a wonderful head rush

A tingling of my toes

At a speed I can't describe

A calming gentle touch

From an invisible hand

Better than a hand shake and more powerful than a pat on the back

A connection on many levels

A gift that comes in all different sizes

Wrapped so beautifully

More than I could ever imagine

One that never stops giving

It never is returned or unwanted

In a world of material things

This far out weighs gold per ounce

Sparkles brighter than the finest diamonds that shine in the sunlight

It may never be quite explained and given proper justice

Even though the kindness generated

Is greater than the solar energy we try to harness

The windpower we capture in those great windmills

That reach high in the sky

Even though only manmade

It is the most generous gift of them all

You are the wonderful people that find the time

That read one word or even a line

Giving to me the sweetest gift

That can make a man weep in tears of happiness

For it is you

That I owe my greatest gratitude

In a humble appreciation

For the gift that never stops giving

I look at the dark shadows under my eyes

Even though I have had five hours of sleep

My body almost lifeless

Except for a little finger movement and eye lids twitching

My heart pounding with an inner satisfaction

Where my face now shows the first reaction

A smile has come to life

One that is strung together

From all my followers and friends

Who make me feel alive in spirit

Grateful to no end


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment
    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      14 months ago

      Lorna Lamon It might seem cliche or out of place. Your response even to my comment is so valued and adored. It shows that you look forward to even my comments. Everybody has their own way of reacting to life. Even though the same thing can happen to twenty people it is amazing how those twenty people can all react in so many different ways. Most people are happy with the standard thank you. I think with time permitting it is so important to go the extra step even if it turns into a mile. Your job as a psychologist does that every day. Finding new ways to help with old problems. That is the real gift. So many people are left not knowing where to turn and what to do. Some lives are changed forever. Because of the mistakes, they have made. Some people generalize and say it was their parent's fault or they were just a bad apple. Well, how about those bad apples that we cut up and make into that sweet delicious apple pie. That people beg for the recipe. They remember that pie for years to come. If they only knew? The real truth. So I would like to thank you for all that you do. For those who never took the time or had the voice. I sit here and write my heart out on a light blue screen. Wondering if it all makes sense. Then when we get appreciated for something we thought and later say it is a verification that we are on the right track. Not moving to fast but still rolling along. Thank you again. May today bring happiness that is so powerful everyone you see and meet it overwhelms them with love.

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      14 months ago

      Gypsy Rose Lee You are their mother and provider. You have taken them under your wing and keep loving and teaching them. That is a beautiful thing. It comes with a lot of responsibility and a great desire to help and sacrifice. The pleasure is too hard to measure. I am so happy for you. Life is so precious and there is not one day that should be wasted and forgotten. We lose sight of that when we get depressed and down. That feeling is so hard to overcome. The sad part is nobody can do it for you. You have to want change and slowly no matter how slow it goes accept it. Move forward and onward. At the end of each day, so many people appreciate all that you do. You can see it now that you're in a better place. Thank you for keeping in touch. Each of your comments push me to my new direction. Where I get lost in my world. Trying to find the opening no matter how small. Have one happy Thursday. It is Thursday isn't it?

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      14 months ago

      Shaloo Walia There are so many ways to do so many things in life. I often get frustrated trying to figure out the best way. Then I find myself stuck in the mud with my feet weighing my whole body down. When I write I feel free to fly about and soar to the heavens. Looking down and loving every person and little thing. I feel centered and at peace. When I see comments I am filled with a pulsating and powerful surge of new energy. That I once again am new too. So I sometimes have to go real slow not to overheat or worse blow my top. I found jumping in and taking a cool almost cold shower helps. Thank you for all that you do. Every comment is so special and personal. I am always busy thinking of my next poem. I realize I have comments waiting for a response. They get read over and over by me. Each time I read them they are adding fuel to my fire. I am hoping that fire will burn for hours late into the night. Shining in the darkest of all moments. Sometimes it's unknowing that's the toughest part. What will happen next? The hidden fear will this be that last poem I write. Then out of the blue like your comments come I am happy once again. Bringing my day to you. The good and the bad. Sometimes the sad. In the end, shaking my butt but so happy I did what I did and said what I said. What I say may never be perfect in any way. It is my way of saying all things will be o.k. As long as we hang in there and try our best. Happy morning to you and don't forget to have a good breakfast that will give you all the energy you need to start your day.

    • swalia profile image

      Shaloo Walia 

      14 months ago from India

      Such a beautiful poem of gratitude!

    • Gypsy Rose Lee profile image

      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      14 months ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

      A poem full of hope. The kittens keep growing by leaps and bounds and I feel like I have 4 ponies, not kittens. Hope you have a great weekend.

    • Lorna Lamon profile image

      Lorna Lamon 

      14 months ago

      You are very welcome.

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      14 months ago

      Lorna Lamon I am thrilled of not only your comment but at your beautiful words that are the first to respond to my poem. When words dance in our head it is up to each of us to deliver their true meaning. If it is simple or complex only the reader can decide. If we leave the writing alone it may never see the light of day. It is like an alarm clock that rings loud and clear. Jf we turn down the volume nobody will ever hear. Thank you for your loving visit. May your day shine even in the heaviest rain.

    • Lorna Lamon profile image

      Lorna Lamon 

      14 months ago

      This is a wonderful uplifting poem full of joy - great writing.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
    ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)