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Gregory Huyette


Volunteer To Be Happy


Sad things happen. Of this there's no doubt.
But that's not what this thought's all about.
When something goes wrong, most volunteer
To fall down and stop or stand up and cheer.

It's easy to fall when goblins are grand,
But there's something I don't understand.
And that's why some volunteer to be sad
For what could have been, since all is so bad.

Suns keep rising and there're always more springs,
So volunteer to be happy for these wondrous things.
Take off those shades and try a new style.
It's hard to feel bad when sporting a smile.

Why volunteer sadness when costs are so high?
It's like choosing death before having to die.
I guess only the lonely really know why.

Submitted: Thursday, August 11, 2011
Edited: Friday, August 12, 2011

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