Treasure Island

Paul Mwenelupembe


Happiness Is Not Mandatory


When happiness comes
Everything remains calm and peaceful
You forget the movement of the earth
spinning around the sun
High revolution
Around the orbit

On this planet
Happiness is not mandatory
Sometimes it brings
Happy days and happier times
And we delight in pastures green
Upon which rains falls and vanishes
As seasons change

But when happiness disappears
When heaarts are broken
Like apot of cold water on hot summer's day
We stand dejected, unwanted
And we know, in the hearts of our hearts
That on this planet
Happiness is not mandatory

Submitted: Sunday, November 11, 2012
Edited: Monday, November 12, 2012

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

the poem at hand clearly shows that you can not force someone to be happy for there are moments for some one to be happy. Moments of death, moments of happiness, moments of love, moments of everything. Happiness is not mandatory indeed. This was also published in the Time Travellor of Malavi

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