Previous Challenge Entry (Level 4 – Masters)
Topic: Exhale (08/15/13)
TITLE: Exhale with Happiness—or Not
By Verna Cole Mitchell
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ADD TO MY FAVORITES
For joys that make me sing,
In contrast with what I donâ€™t likeâ€”
Not my thing
The beauty of a sunrise
Or a rose with dewâ€™s soft touch,
But cloudy days of gray and rainâ€”
Not so much.
A book of lovely poetry
To sit and read awhile,
But stories filled with tragedyâ€”
Not my style.
A tinge of autumnâ€™s briskness
Or springtimeâ€™s breezy measure,
But summerâ€™s high humidityâ€”
Not my pleasure
A walk in the park with my sweetheart
Or a meal by candlelight,
But times when we must be apartâ€”
Not my delight
The hymns at church that soar to heaven
With lyrics that inspire,
But rap or heavy metalâ€”
Not my fire.
Anticipation of a trip
Or a special memory,
But sharp words or an argumentâ€”
Not for me.
A fresh baked chocolate cake
Or pie and cookies sweet,
But any kind of fish in a dishâ€”
Not my treat.
A visit from my family
On a special holiday,
But all alone while others meetâ€”
Not my way.
In happiness do I exhale,
For joys that make me sing
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