Where is joy?

Isaiah 61:3 

To all who mourn in Israel,
    He will give a crown of beauty for ashes,
a joyous blessing instead of mourning,
    festive praise instead of despair.
In their righteousness, they will be like great oaks
    that The Lord has planted for His Own Glory.


Disappointments come and go, but you seem always with me

Uncertainty and unhappiness seem your outer-garment

Do I need to know what keeps you from being free?

Is it fear and loneliness that makes your spirit dormant?


The days and weeks grind on since the first I met you

All alone and lonely you separated self

It seems that it is kind off giving up in what to do

Where is your family as you are not faring well?


Will we meet again at the other side of nowhere?

Will you touch my heart in the desperation of the soul?

Maybe Sunday then I’ll be searching in my sphere

To see or I can be a part with a good solution as my goal



Jan Wienen


This poem is about: 
My community
My country