Joy

by Maya Irean

Poetry Contest for Children Winner, Intermediate Category (Grades 7-8)

Joy (the small things)

Joy is
The first taste of
Chocolate
Melting on my tongue.
Joy is drinking in the sunset
While listening to
K-pop
The musical notes
Bouncing off the walls
Draped in golden light.
Joy is the
Breathlessness
Of dancing
Of freedom.
Joy is
Eating perogies
For
Breakfast
Lunch
And dinner
The tang of
Garlic sauce
Like a firework in my mouth.

But the greatest joy of all is
Hugging my Abuela
And taking in her scent
And knowing I am safe.

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