david kush

(December 24 / south bend indiana)

Acquired Happiness


Funny how we spend
Our lives
Acquiring things
We think we need
Only to find out
In the end
That the things
We needed for happiness
Were never acquired

Submitted: Saturday, March 15, 2014
Edited: Tuesday, March 18, 2014

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  • Colleen Courtney (3/15/2014 3:05:00 PM)

    Ah! How very true! The useless stuff we acquire to clutter up our lives! Keep it simple! Great poem! (Report) Reply

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