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Poems and Short Quips - 30. Inadequate Joy

Inadequate Joy


And if it came to pass that we met face-to-face,

Would you run or deny my proffered embrace?


Or would you find the strength to follow my way –

Push away trepidation, be quick to obey?


This connection we share was birthed from a star

Two wandering souls conjoined from afar...


Persistent daydreams leave us yearning for more

Relentlessly pull us from the safety of shore.


Yet I’d much prefer dreams of you as my boy

Than to face the alternative: inadequate joy.

Thank you for reading.

Copyright © 2017 MacGreg; All Rights Reserved.
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On 3/2/2019 at 5:33 PM, BHopper2 said:

Fantastic poem, Mac. That center stanza produces a lovely visual, that for me, is of two people who find a love and desire for one another despite the distance between them. Beautiful written.

Thank you, A. I like to think that the distance between two people is just a measurement of time. I appreciate your comment on this poem. 

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On 3/2/2019 at 5:48 PM, Mikiesboy said:

Well... i wouldn't run, Sir, if You ever showed up on my doorstep.  Great poem Sir.

Good to know you wouldn't slam the door in my face.

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On 3/2/2019 at 5:49 PM, Reader1810 said:


Fantastic descriptor, Mac 

Thank you, Reader. I appreciate you reading.

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On 3/2/2019 at 8:36 PM, mollyhousemouse said:

the longing and questioning is palpable in these words

the last stanza though, that one packs a punch

You have a way with words Sir thank you for sharing them


I write 'em as I feel 'em. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this one, molly.

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On 3/2/2019 at 8:37 PM, Parker Owens said:

That’s an awesome poem; I really liked the rhythm of the words you established. You drew me in, like the embrace in the first lines. 

I like that this drew you in, Parker. Thanks for reading and commenting.

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On 3/2/2019 at 8:57 PM, Geron Kees said:

Nice. You paint well!

Did I paint a picture with this one? Well, good if I did. Thanks for your kind words, Geron.

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On 3/2/2019 at 9:07 PM, MichaelS36 said:

This is beautiful. I feel for both these wandering souls. They should fully embrace what they have. Because it's a good thing. 

Thank you, Mike. Your comment means a lot to me.

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