Treasure Island

Aufie Zophy

(18 October 1964)

Y..... Happiness


I guess it was my aunty's fault
That before I was six years old
It were my looks that made me happy
She just never stopped praising me

Later when I went to school
I realised I was a bit of a fool
To be so proud about my looks
My happiness shifted towards my books

Oh yes, I studied so hard
Most kids and my teachers thought I was smart
Every time I came home with good grades
Wow, that is fantastic! I was praised

But then came the teenage years
Happiness depended on approval of peers
My marks did not earn me any admiration
My looks had undergone some deterioration

I had grown fat and puberty came late
I got pimples, making it all still less great
I had grown into quite an unpopular kid
Happiness? I seemed to grow far away from it

Throughout my youth however
There was a place, I was let down never
It was my home, it was the presence of mother
She cared for her kids, truly like no other

After puberty, my appearance improved a bit
Even though I am still not proud about it
My grades allowed me to further my education
But happiness is another equation

I realise now that being fully happy
Is lying not so much outside of me
My biggest asset is still the care I received
Even though my mother has already deceased

She equipped me with a caring personality
and that is exactly what makes me happy
I get peace of mind while caring for another
Thanks to the great example of my loving mother

I have also appreciated my spiritual life
Imparted by mother and also my wife
When to our source, we try to connect
Life comes so close to being perfect

Another source of happiness has been
The magical beauty of nature, I 've seen
I love to spend time on the beach to unwind
That's where wisdom seems to pour in my mind

If I am allowed to summarise,
Since long I came to realise
That happiness is truly lying within after all
In wisdom, in love, in a beautiful soul.






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Submitted: Friday, June 29, 2012
Edited: Friday, April 05, 2013

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

Long time I was searching for a poem, worthy to carry my number 100.
Finally I decided to take a poem that i once submitted to another website (for a contest) . I have taken it off that website and list here on PH as my number 100!

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  • Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (4/21/2014 2:20:00 AM)

    Happiness is a thing the human being always interested to get from be it from the parents, society, and another human being happiness expects by all. This is a good poem of happiness and the poet deserves such inspiration from the readers I think. (Report) Reply

  • Walterrean Salley (8/3/2012 9:29:00 PM)

    An epiphany. Many think that the source of happiness is material things. But here, through your personal enlightenment (thanks, in part, to your mother) , you’ve shown that true happiness is found in wisdom, love, and a beautiful soul—not in material things. Thank you for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Patti Masterman (7/22/2012 1:38:00 PM)

    When all is said and done, appearance seems to matter so little to our overall happiness, unless we are mentally unsound..otherwise I should have had a terrible life, based upon my looks..people often enjoyed telling me I had none or describing what they considered my worst flaws! But I still found happiness, and I don't want any other beings to have to suffer..we all need so much love when we are little, so that we can learn to accept ourselves and love ourselves for what we are inside of this opaque shell. (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (7/16/2012 10:18:00 PM)

    Self realization dawns on a person stage by stage.. You have found out the true source of happiness....Wisdom, love and a beautiful soul! ! A great poem to mark ur century hit! ! (Report) Reply

  • Spiritual Seeker (7/15/2012 7:02:00 AM)

    Happiness reside in the heart...its a garden paradise, where the sweet fragrance, others will happily share! May your garden bloom forever...and a blessing and joy for others too! A great 100! ! (Report) Reply

  • Juan Olivarez (7/13/2012 8:42:00 AM)

    excellent poetry, the troubles so many of us had growing up, and it's progress is wonderful. (Report) Reply

  • Neela Nath (7/13/2012 7:24:00 AM)

    This is called the awakening of soul. So, nicely opened up finally. Kudos. really,100/100 (Report) Reply

  • Elena Sandu (7/10/2012 7:57:00 AM)

    Congratulation! ! Great choice dear friend, wonderful poem, it says a bit about you it also teach the best of life, love and care. I loved your poem, thank you for share. (Report) Reply

  • Captain Cur (7/2/2012 4:32:00 AM)

    And herein lies 100 reasons to read your poems.
    Your life, lessons, family, love, early formative years
    excellently articulated in this magnificent right.
    I give you a 10 + 90! (Report) Reply

  • Unwritten Soul (7/1/2012 11:33:00 PM)

    Wow 100th attempt? ? i give you 100marks..loved the way you bring the story in nice flow, continuity glow, rhymes warm the cold, i love it...as deeper in the poem, it would be more interesting to say you share precious memories and experiences of yours for everyone see and learn..it is an expensive journey..you happy or no, it is a journey that nobody go..so it kind special..one and only...looks or brainy sometimes a false judgement..as from heart we can see more clearer who we are...soul is your life to carry wisdom..i loved to read this and 100marks for your 100th work, by the way the original name is happiness right?
    Be happy because we still lucky in the way we dont know it_Unwritten Soul (Report) Reply

  • Joseph Anderson (7/1/2012 1:00:00 PM)

    Just keep on going, you are doing great. You are wise beyond your years. Hoping to see more of your offerings (Report) Reply

  • Heather Wilson (6/29/2012 5:43:00 AM)

    Congratulations on your 100th, happiness in wisdom, in love, in a beautiful soul, after reading this poem you seem to have them all. thank you for sharing. (Report) Reply

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