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“JOY” In the Afternoon

It was an afternoon nap.

I was so tired

Quickly, I was under.

It was snowing and the world was white.

The sun was bright in the crystallized sky.


A flash of red from the side-

A little bundle only a few feet high.

I watched in wonder

I smiled in awe.

Then, the little boy hit me…

With a snowball.

I laughed and asked his name.

He said it was something that started with a “J”.

Who are you? I asked again

He replied, “I am your JOY.”

My eyes flashed open and the dream was gone.

I was left with the feeling that “J”

Would be my future grandson.

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About bigsmileu1

What good is living life if you don't share all the experiences, mistakes, and knowledge you have gained? I am a grandmother, a wife, a mother of two grown children, a Jr. High Teacher for almost two decades, an elementary principal and I want to share my experiences.

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  1. thanks for entering our challenge …I copied and posted your poem on 20 lines blog please check it there for any comments you may recieve…Thanks ..timzauto

  2. Jamie, I hope your dream comes true.

    • It did! My grandson’s name is Jeremy and he is my JOY. I really had this dream a year before he was born. I wrote it in my diary and showed it to my daughter when I found out she was pregnant. She really wanted a girl, but I kept telling her it would have to be a boy, due to my dream. Thanks for commenting. Enjoy the night. 🙂

  3. Love the poem 🙂 such a happy dream!

  4. How cool this is. Before our niece was born I dreamed that her name would be Karen Christopher (Christopher as a middle name, go figure). I did not share this with her parents, but when she was born they named her Karyn (our son’s name is Christopher).

    • I’d like to believe that I had a soul visit with my grandson. Maybe you had the same with your niece. Whatever it is, it was very comforting. Thanks for stopping by and chatting. Enjoy the evening. 🙂


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