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Yesterday I Smiled

by Michele Schottelkorb

I felt joy
(into today)
It was tangible… real.

I felt joy… my daughters next to me
A small circle of being
Laughter echoing at lightspeed
Into and out of the Cosmos.

I felt joy for more than
A second.


Author's Note: On 12/11/21, I laughed... And laughed and laughed, for hours, with my daughters, the bestie, and her daughters. It was glorious. And has not happened since us five sisters were together, many years ago, before our sister's murder. So this is significant. Because it shows, I can still feel joy.

Posted on 12/12/2021
Copyright © 2022 Michele Schottelkorb

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Chris Sorrenti on 12/12/21 at 11:06 PM

Such a warm, positive poem. Good to read you again Michele.

Posted by Philip F De Pinto on 12/19/21 at 11:18 AM

It is always a wondrous occasion when you write a poem, Michele, Glad to hear you’ve made friends with joy again.

Posted by Kristina Woodhill on 12/25/21 at 05:13 PM

Wonderful to know you can laugh again. A gift of time. "I felt joy" - love that phrase.

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