Treasure Island

Ray Hansell

(New Jersey)

Must We Be With Someone

What is happy?
Is it in the mind?
Or in the heart
How easy is happiness to find

Some people seem happy
Ai least on the outside
But if you look closer
There are things they hide

They have their home and family
Two cars in the garage
To others they seem happy
As they’re living large

On the outside they are happy
Their smiles light the way
But a closer look may reveal
Misery is their every day

She was told when she was young
Find a man and settle down
Soon they’ll be children
Running all around

You’ll have your home
You will be set
You’ll have a life
With no regret

That’s what she heard growing up
Because that’s how it’s always been
Here she lives with all that
She’s waiting for the happiness to begin

The happiness they said she’d find
She has yet to see
She lives the same life day to day
Wondering, is this really for me?

She remembers years ago
When she was single and free
She thinks back to those days
Pleasant memories they are to see

But back then she was taught
That we all need someone
Because going through live alone
Wouldn’t be much fun

Finding that special someone
Is a challenge we all face
It seems many people just settle
With someone to share a space

So must we be with someone
To find our happiness
I may not have a wife and kids
But I feel there’s not much I’ve missed

© 10-23-10/RJH

Submitted: Saturday, October 23, 2010
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