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(10.6.1938 / India)

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Happiness

Happiness perhaps once had features
Of a single, compact whole,
But countless are the craving creatures
Praying God some bliss to dole.

He therefore must have sadly shattered
Happiness into many a bit
And had the pieces widely scattered
To give all eyes a glimpse of it.

So, those who wish to own a share
Should not think it strain or stress
To search around, with utmost care,
Some dazzling fragments to possess.

A particle here, a particle there,
To your happy lot may fall;
Not any time, not anywhere,
can you ever find them all.

However long, however far-
Spreading your quest may be,
Too many are, too tiny are
The splinters all for you to see.

In common can you best enjoy
Whatever happiness comes your way.
With others if you share your joy,
It well may stage a longer stay.

Give your neighbour just a half
And see your pleasure growig double:
Make your neighbour smile or laugh;
You yourself with glee will bubble.

Submitted: Tuesday, April 08, 2008


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  • Catrina Heart (4/19/2009 9:05:00 AM)

    Fabulous composition about Happiness, meaningful piece written in perfect end rhymes........

    1 person liked.
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  • Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (1/12/2009 10:20:00 PM)

    A Profound and practical philosophy of Happiness. Very well written.

  • Kite Remedy (1/12/2009 10:42:00 AM)

    it's a marvelous poem, dr..
    i'm sort of reading Aunty Emily's work or Kipling's..
    very beautiful, indeed..

  • Sathyanarayana M V S (1/12/2009 9:24:00 AM)

    Madam,
    Your poem in classical mould reminds me so many poems of Great Gurazada Apparao gari 'desamunu preminchumanna'. Reading your poems is like learning lessons in poetry. You are wonderful. Let me add an old saying:
    'Happiness is never perfect unless it is shared'
    regards,
    sathya narayana

  • Sarah Sisson (1/11/2009 5:01:00 PM)

    That is classic and so well done...thank you so much!

  • Duncan Wyllie (1/11/2009 7:32:00 AM)

    ******************* QUALITY *********************


    Love duncan X

  • Ency Bearis (1/11/2009 5:57:00 AM)

    An awesome poem..a very inspirational piece, great write with wisdom.

  • Kesav Easwaran (1/11/2009 5:34:00 AM)

    'A particle here, a particle there,
    To your happy lot may fall;
    Not any time, not anywhere,
    can you ever find them all'...

    wisdom lines...lyrical in classic style...this poem is really beautiful both in its construction and content...10+ please read my message to your box...

  • Sandra Fowler (1/11/2009 4:29:00 AM)

    A fine lyrical write. May happiness be yours in 2009. Wishing you better
    very soon, my friend. Take care.

    Warmest regards,

    Sandra

  • Fiona Davidson (1/11/2009 3:47:00 AM)

    Good strong write..sorry to hear about your finger...hope it's soon better allowing you to post new poems...

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