"Happiness is an Option"
by G.L. Pettigrew

    There will be moments
    When the shrieking banshee storms
     the fierce beasts are at bay
     the face of night is no longer black as perdition
    but freckled with soft stars, light by the moon's glowing beauty mark
    And all will be peace. It will be sweetness.
    Without warning you will have joy
    a happy stillness
    And this--this is permitted
    This is a good thing.

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