Treasure Island

Travis Lepine

(July 17th,1991)

Is Happiness a Sin?

Is Happiness a sin?
For when these pockets starve so does this gut
But luxury fuels thy barge to distant shores
And hauls all burdens and angst
Without a tear.

Is Happiness a sin?
If man do choose to follow instincts
Before he has be wed his half.
Has he fordone his chance of life?
Has he lost more than purity that night?

Is Happiness a sin?
If merriment does result in carousing,
Celebration and cheering success
Indulgence but once to illuminate a memory;
Will the soul wake burnt that morrow?

Is Happiness a sin?
If so, I fancy it over morality.
What is a life without liveliness?
‘Tis air without wind.
So sin it will be.

Submitted: Saturday, March 28, 2009
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  • Matt Mooney (5/7/2010 4:10:00 PM)

    Strong words but think about choosing lasting happiness and peace of mind. A good conscience is worth a lot of personal sacrifice. We don't have a licence to sin just because it brings us temporary pleasure. If we expect to gain eternal happiness we have to exercise our free will for the good of our eternal lives. (Report) Reply

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