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Lauren McBride


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To hurry
the pursuit
of happiness

is to miss
the little joys
along the way.



© by Lauren McBride.
Used with the authorís permission.


Lauren McBride finds inspiration in faith, family, nature, science, and membership in the Science Fiction & Fantasy Poetry Association (SFPA). Nominated for various awards, her work has appeared internationally in speculative and mainstream publications for adults and young adults. Lauren lives in Texas and enjoys swimming, gardening, baking, reading, writing, and knitting scarves for U.S. troops.


Post New Comment:
RonPoems:
So true, so good, so compressed
Posted 06/28/2023 07:12 PM
Angela Hoffman:
yes
Posted 06/28/2023 04:14 PM
CamilleBalla:
Yes. Get back to seeing joy in the moment.
Posted 06/28/2023 02:20 PM
Lori Levy:
Exactly.
Posted 06/28/2023 01:45 PM
Joan Luther:
Like a breath of fresh moments
Posted 06/28/2023 12:20 PM
Jane H Fitzgerald:
I like it.
Posted 06/28/2023 11:22 AM
mail@schoolbusmart.com:
like trying to push the river instead of watching the flow Very nice. I enjoyed this mindful moment with you. Thanks. Randy Mazie
Posted 06/28/2023 10:46 AM
Sharon Waller Knutson:
i love this sparse wise poem. There's power in every word.
Posted 06/28/2023 10:38 AM
KevinArnold:
So simple."the pursuit" is so much stronger than "in the pursuit."
Posted 06/28/2023 09:43 AM
Wilda Morris:
Yes, she nails it!
Posted 06/28/2023 09:02 AM
Darrell Arnold:
How do you write free verse that can be remembered and passed on? Keep it short. Fifteen words. Very nicely done.
Posted 06/28/2023 08:03 AM
David:
Short and sweet, this poem is itself a joy.
Posted 06/28/2023 08:02 AM
Larry Schug:
What this poem says to me is there are no little joys. All joy is huge. Thanks for an apt poetic reminder.
Posted 06/28/2023 07:47 AM


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