Daleen Enslinstrydom

(25-02-1967 / Springs, South Africa)

What happiness means

Happiness is so different
to each and everyone
and to you it’s probably
all the things that money can buy,
the things that you can hold
and the things that your heart desires.

To some people happiness is the toss of the coin,
the roll of the dice
and the spin of the wheel
in the hand of fate.

To another it’s finding the love of his life,
making love until the sun rises
but to me it’s a moment in time,
when your eyes catch mine
and leave a smile.

Happiness is the pursuit of something
or someone to hold
but most of all happiness is
peace that surpass all understanding,
a piece of something that stays in your heart,
the ability to trust somebody else with your life

but sometimes happiness lasts only a moment
like a thousand red balloons in the sky
and happiness to me
is sitting next to somebody
without even having to speak,
a soft hug and a kind word,
the laughter of a child,
holding a new baby for the first time,

an unexpected rosebud on the pillow,
a gesture of kindness
and sometimes it’s just a moment of silence,
like the rainbow after the rain,
like a swallow gliding on the breeze,
like a spring garden filled with new life,
a grey head bowing in prayer

but to me its peace that lingers
and in peace there is hope,
hope for a happier tomorrow.

Submitted: Friday, June 07, 2013
Edited: Thursday, August 01, 2013

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