Treasure Island

Kholekile Monakali

(27/August/1988 / South Africa)


If you desire an hour's
Happiness take a nap.
If you desire a day's
Happiness go fishing.

If you desire a life's
Happiness, get married.
If you desire a month's
Happiness, inherit a fortune.

If you desire a year's
Happiness, help someonelse
To get what s/he want.
Desire is the key to
Motivation and courage.

Submitted: Tuesday, September 02, 2008
Edited: Wednesday, September 24, 2008

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  • Adeline Foster (9/17/2008 2:57:00 PM)

    I forgot to mention: they should be flipped around. If you were ever to inherit a fortune, believe me, within a month you’ll regret it. (Report) Reply

  • Adeline Foster (9/17/2008 2:54:00 PM)

    This is a great poem. It is too bad that it is spoiled by a negative thought on marriage. A month’s happiness for marriage? Must be something wrong with the desire. Is the poem just a jab at marriage, or has the author really become disillusioned? Unfortunately that is the foremost thought the poem leaves in the mind of the reader. That is sad for such a good poem.
    Adeline (Report) Reply

  • Shalini Kts (9/14/2008 7:16:00 AM)

    nice poem, but wedding is not a month happiness, its living and loving the mate for a lifetime, and helping some one for lifetime happiness is also good point.... nice try (Report) Reply

  • Pandora Chaos (9/12/2008 1:23:00 PM)

    this poem is amazing, love it........i desire a lifetime of happiness with the 1 i love (Report) Reply

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