Post more comments

Emily Beck

Oh, To Be Happy

Descriptions of happy
Aren't easy to find.
They are few and far between.
Happiness is a cloud of...
A nebula.
Pink and purple, shining dots
Of unknown matter.

Floating through the void
Of the mind's subconscious.
Dancing with electrical impulses
Blue zaps from synapse to synapse.
Left and right, everywhere
And no where.

Happiness is forever in search
Through chasms of unknown caves
The cobwebs and shadows of the past
Where colorful pictures,
Familiar smells are hiding.
Waiting to resurface
With childhood and oceans.

But we live in the depths
Where the light never goes.
Where our fellow fish of the sea
Lure you in with misconstrued
Flashes of nourishment.
Blink - blink - until you are swallowed whole.

It is so dark indeed
Happiness can't come here.
It cannot flash it's purple glory
Or show off it's intuition.
We hide in the depths and dark places
Where it cannot find us.

We have become accustomed
To childish games of black-lined boundaries.
Ambiguous niceties; 'how is the weather? '.

Occasionally, blue footed birds
Will pierce the surface, diving to our depths,
But we...
Dismantling our ducks
Into feathers and bones
Whilst stretching only his skin around our words.

Submitted: Monday, March 25, 2013
Edited: Saturday, July 06, 2013

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Oh, To Be Happy by Emily Beck )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. Invictus
    William Ernest Henley Updates

New Poems

  1. Shkujdesur ecja rrugeve te qytetit, skender iljaz braka
  2. Retrospektive, skender iljaz braka
  3. Catharine, Gert Strydom
  4. Ne zemer te netevee te tua, skender iljaz braka
  5. EYES ARE FOR LOOK, maqsood hasni
  6. READ FROM EYES, maqsood hasni
  7. Në rrethin e hënës., skender iljaz braka
  8. Love, Susmit Panda
  9. Mummy Rosalia Lombardo, Richard Thripp
  10. Where trees stand in the winter night as.., Gert Strydom

Poem of the Day

poet Sara Teasdale

"Oh Day of Fire and Sun"
by Sara Teasdale

Oh day of fire and sun,
Pure as a naked flame,
Blue sea, blue sky and dun
Sands where he spoke my name;

Laughter and hearts so high
That the spirit flew off free,
...... Read complete »


Modern Poem

poet Henry Lawson

After All
by Henry Lawson


Member Poem

Rough Life
by Jacob Guinn

[Hata Bildir]