Treasure Island

Palas Kumar Ray


Happiness, A Search Within.

Wants are fire
Flames are woe
Happiness is a flower
nourished by a shower
How can they live together do?

Money is honey
which you earn for need.
Which you earn by labor
Gives you happiness flavor
Makes you happy indeed.

Look at the eyes of a mother
As she feeds her kids.
Look at her she nurture!
How pretty the sculpture!
Look, look, how happiness breeds!

No one can make you happy
Happiness is a search within.
as long as you sow
the seeds of grief and woe
you are caught between.

© Palas Kumar Ray.All rights reserved. 

Submitted: Thursday, June 05, 2008
Edited: Friday, June 06, 2014

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  • Sathyanarayana M V S (12/23/2008 11:44:00 AM)

    Yes Ray Sahab. Happiness is within. Seach for happiness in mundane world is a useless try.......very well written. (Report) Reply

  • Marilyn Lott (10/7/2008 4:00:00 PM)

    This is SO true, we cannot expect others to give us happiness. Sometimes, during difficult times, we have to search for happiness but it's at our fingertips. We just have to look. You put it well. '10! '

    Best Wishes,
    Marilyn (Report) Reply

  • Indira Renganathan (8/23/2008 8:18:00 AM)

    very correctly said...happiness is easily possible if one searches for...thank you, , kindly read my poem'happiness' when time permits..thanks a lot (Report) Reply

  • Jennifer Wilmer (7/28/2008 10:59:00 AM)

    Thank you for reading my poetry on my blog...I have really enjoyed your poems and will save this and return. Make sure to keep checking my blog as well...I have so much more to say...Thanks JStar... (Report) Reply

  • Kesav Easwaran (7/23/2008 10:01:00 PM)

    good meaningful poem...a mother derives happiness pouring out unselfish love...yes...happiness is with in 10 (Report) Reply

  • Mamta Agarwal (7/23/2008 3:38:00 AM)

    how like a true poet you have said happiness can be found within.10

    pl read my poem happiness though written in a different vein

    mamta (Report) Reply

  • Tanny Quin (7/1/2008 1:17:00 PM)

    How touching and true! ! . Yes I agree what a convincing way to write! ! Phebe (Report) Reply

  • Inbar A (6/22/2008 1:24:00 AM)

    I tend to agree- happyness is inside the person... and your poem is rather convincing... (Report) Reply

  • Vidi Writes (6/11/2008 10:15:00 AM)

    Well said, dear poet
    This should become
    everyday prayer.
    Let all know and learn
    Not to buy happiness in market.

    Very good topic, well written
    Thank you. (Report) Reply

  • Lynda Robson (6/11/2008 4:56:00 AM)

    Happiness is a search within, a very astute poem Palas, thanks for this,
    Lynda xx (Report) Reply

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