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From Jason seeking Joy

April 8, 2016

A SUNNY DAY IN HERSELF,

AS BRIGHT AND PRETTY AS AIR,

QUICK WITH LIFE AND TENDER,

SHE LOVED ALL THE WORLD

AND HER NAME WAS JOY.

THE WORLD LOVED HER IN RETURN

AND THE LOVE OF THE WORLD IS A HEAVY WEIGHT,

IT NEARLY SUCKED HER DRY.

JOY THOUGHT SHE BROKE MANY MEN’S HEARTS

THAT HAD BEEN SHATTERED LONG BEFORE –

SHE SIMPLY COULD NOT MEND THEM.

STILL TOO YOUNG TO KNOW HER OWN SOUL

AND CARING FOR THE WORLD AROUND HER

JOY DETERMINED TO CONSOLE THESE HEARTS;

IN THIS WAY WOMEN’S FEELINGS ARE CRUSHED

AND MEN, DREAMING OF RULING THE ROOST,

PLAY WITH DANGEROUS TOYS.

WITH SIMPLE GENEROSITY

JOY PLAYED HER GAMES WITH MANY MEN,

CREATING HOPES SHE COULDN’T SATISFY.

THEY GATHERED ROUND HER LIKE HUNGRY BABES

BUT ALAS, THEY WERE NOT HER CHILDREN

ONLY LOST AND SELFISH MEN.

JOY’S FIRST BEAUTIFUL HOPES WERE CRUSHED

AND HER ANGER GREW AND GREW

UNTIL AT LAST SHE HAD THE STRENGTH TO PROTEST:

“MY HOME IS BEING POISONED

AND TURNED INTO A BATTLE GROUND

BY MEN WHO TRY TO IMPRESS ME

BY RIPPING OUT THEIR HEART

AND LAYING IT IN MY HAND.

I THROW DOWN YOUR BLOODY MEAT!

YOU WON’T MAKE MEAT OF ME.

I HAVE SOME SPACE AROUND ME,

IT SHALL BE CLEAN AND GOOD.

I WILL NOT TOLERATE EVIL, MISERY OR DIRT

THEY SHALL NOT COME NEAR ME,

AND IF YOU LOVE ME

MAKE PEACE AS I HAVE DONE.”

NOW JOY’S BEAUTY WAS HER OWN CREATION

WHEN IT SHOULD HAVE BELONGED TO THE WORLD

BUT SHE WAS STILL LOVELY

BECOMING A PALACE,

ELEGANT AND COLD

NOT HARD TO FIND, EASY TO ADMIRE,

BUT IMPOSSIBLE TO ENTER

WITHOUT FAVOUR, BOLDNESS OR LOW CUNNING.

LUCKY THE FEW WHO DO NOT SEEK SUCH SHELTER

AND BRAVE THE FREEDOM OUTSIDE,

FOR PALACES ARE ONLY KEPT WARM

BY OFFERING UP THE DEAD

AND WHEN THEY CRUMBLE

THEY LEAVE AN EMPTY SPACE.

JOY HAD BUILT HER HOME

BUT AS SOON AS SHE MADE IT SECURE

SHE LOOKED OUTSIDE HER WINDOW

AND SAW THE WORLD WAS MADE OF GLASS.

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