- Delivering Truth Around the World
Custom Search

The Search for Joy

Don Hynes

Smaller Font Larger Font RSS 2.0


I searched for joy, I did,

sometimes in the wrong places

and some that held a measure.

I searched in the sorrow

of what passed

and painful births

of what was to come.

The trees gave to me

in their unheard voices,

as did the streams

and rock strewn hills.

I thought I’d find it

defeating enemies

but even in victory

joy escaped.

I found it in two daughters

and see it still

in their shining eyes

and in a partner

whose blesses our steps

into each day.

I still search in the night,

walking among the trees

in the blanketing darkness

and on the point beside the sea

as the sun slowly rises.

Yet now that I’m old

I’ve found the hidden place

where it rested all along

like calm water and a fresh breeze

lifting me from within.