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Contentment: by Jennifer Christie Temple



Happy is the man
who needs no reason to smile,
when life with no hindrance
is reason enough.Life writhes, connives, with twists
and unexpected turns
and though misfortunes stings can burn
the snake of life persists.Laughter, joy and love, like pearls,,
are strung along the chain,
a counterbalance to the pain
as experience unfurls.

About the author

Jennifer Christie Temple is a writer and poet who lives in the Welsh Marches between England and Wales. Her short stories and poems have been published in magazines in the UK, Australia and Ireland and, for several years, she had a regular column in a Birmingham (UK) newspaper, writing small humorous pieces about life in the city.
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