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  • Writer's pictureDanielleEastman

Advertisement for Joy

This life wants you

to be its walking advertisement

for joy.

To blare this message

loud and proud

and also with nuance

filled with the fine print

of peace and inner delight,

and the subliminal messaging 

of acceptance and  wholeness

written into every movement--

the lift of your smile,

the way your glance

falls upon things,

whatever your heart

rushes towards,

your bravery at finally

taking up those things

that have always called you,

the wink in your soul.

Oh, let life use you this way

to be its finest marketing rep

to sway masses

towards their hearts.

It doesn't promise to pay

but I promise

this job was made

for you. 

-Chelan Harkin, Let Us Dance


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