Blessed Are Those Whose Joy Is to Give Joy

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Blessed are those whose joy is to give joy,
Who would find pleasure in assuaging pain,
Whose love of life would cloud-bound spirits buoy

And be the gold that would base thoughts alloy,
The music that would silent souls sustain.
Blessed are those whose joy is to give joy,

Who would, in times of need, their hours employ
In cheerful labor for another's gain,
Whose love of life would cloud-bound spirits buoy

And hearty sun black thunderheads destroy,
Giving flooded fields relief from rain.
Blessed are those whose joy is to give joy.

Yet some would denigrate such souls with coy
Hints of poor self-image and self-blame,
Saying they would cloud-bound spirits buoy

To buy their love. Such goodness is a ploy
To garner the self-love they seek in vain.
But can't you feel the joy in giving joy
And bless the love of life that spirits buoy?

Copyright by Nicholas Gordon

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