Tuesday, April 11, 2006


"for tragedy and joy, equally annoy, they need what the other has done, neither being anything without the other one"

In a forwarded email recently it said to google your own name with the word 'needs' after it. I found a poem:

~ Joy Needs Tragedy ~

From the moment of conception
In your mothers womb
The only speed you have known
Is Earth's constant zoom

But almost anything constant
Becomes numb to the spine
And that is why there is no sensation
Of Earths speed which is incredibly high

If we could brake Earths speed
Like a braking car
Then for the first time in our lives
We could feel where we really are

And things on your kitchen table
Would slide to fall on the floor
Just as on your dashboard
Your braking car puts them on the floor

So equally well
I say unto thee
Joy occasionally requires tragedy
So that joy may be all the joy it needs to be


At 7:26 AM, Blogger Nancy said...

I got this one:

"All Nancy needs is to wolf down a three-thousand calorie dessert and bring the silver spoon back to Miles."

That I can handle, but who's Miles?

At 2:26 PM, Blogger Joy said...

Haha.. that sounds good. have you ever been on peilocals? hope its miles kinnee who is "very good looking".. check it out.

At 1:33 PM, Blogger Tim Gormley said...

I was thinking, imagine if you had a twin sister and your parents named her tragedy! ;)

At 10:40 AM, Blogger jill said...

i really like that poem. oh yes, yes i do.

At 12:35 PM, Blogger she's so lame said...

all i got was stuff about "Survivor" and fat baby pants.

At 11:45 PM, Blogger Melanie said...

This is what I got:
"Melanie needs to become somewhat flexible and leave some of the pig headedness behind"

What?.. Me?.. Pigheaded? ...NEVER
That's actually pretty funny.
I liked your poem too Joy!!


Post a Comment

<< Home