Poem: Choosing to Live With Joy

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Photo by Robert Barta
By Robert J. Barta

“Choosing to Live With Joy”: The intent of this poem is to encourage clearing your mind of harmful thoughts such as anger, fear, grief, hate, jealousy, misery, prejudice, sorrow and other human maladies with some momentary fun recesses during your day. You are encouraged to replace the stresses of change in your life with creative fun and joyful activities that raise your quality of life. Joy leads to happiness! Happiness leads to contentedness. When you are contented life feels good.

“Choosing to Live With Joy”

Day by day you have a choice,
    You live by the quality of your conscious and your inner voice,

As time goes by, carefully choose what you mostly do and think,
   Every thought and act is an intention, hope or reason for something, 

Realize that you have two minds, conscious and unconscious,
    Either one can harbor thoughts of misery or thoughts of joy.  

What you consciously keep on your mind is what you’ll get,
    That is something on which you can bet!

It is best to pay attention to what can bring you joy,
    Those are the things that float you like a buoy,

The thoughts that you harbor in your thinking space,
  Sets the tempo of your daily pace,
  
Day by day you have a choice: 
    You live by the quality of your inner voice! 

©2016 Robert J. Barta-Blooming Bobville the practical poet.



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