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Joy - (Madison Elizabeth Holland-Lafayette, LA)

It took awhile
To push past the bad
The negativity and hurt

But once it happened
It was as if a flower bloomed
Inside of me
And my heart grew larger
Yet smaller
Larger to hold more love
More happiness and joy
Smaller to expel the dampening effects
Of the annoyances
The heartbreaks and the failures
Less things to drag me down
Allowing me to love with all of me.

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