Vanessa Hughes

Veteran Poet - 1,039 Points (28/8/62 / Birmingham)

Choose Happy - Poem by Vanessa Hughes

Choose to be happy
Take that option today
Find delight
In a contented way

We opt for 'If only'
We had this or that
Our lives would be better
Instead of being flat

'If things were different'
I'd be so content
But if things were different
About other things we'd vent

So be mindful of what
You think you need
Happiness doesn't come
From material feed

Nor does it come from
People or praise
It comes from within
And with you, it stays

Choose to be happy
It's by far the best way
Then watch how your life
Improves every day


Comments about Choose Happy by Vanessa Hughes

  • (1/15/2013 2:38:00 PM)


    this is so true but sometimes we forget even though we know it......if you walk down the street with a smile it begets smiles but if you walk down the same street, passing the same people with a frown, it begets frowns.... (Report) Reply

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  • (4/2/2012 4:47:00 AM)


    I've read this again. Enjoyable. (Report) Reply

  • Valerie Dohren (3/29/2012 2:51:00 PM)


    Wonderful, and so true. (Report) Reply

  • Roongratt Srimanchantha (3/6/2012 6:23:00 AM)


    a cheerful poem..good one! (Report) Reply

  • (2/29/2012 10:25:00 AM)


    Good advice. but difficult at times. (Report) Reply

  • (8/30/2011 7:14:00 AM)


    I think that the way modern world is heading, makes it harder to find simple uncomplicated happiness. So much more emphasis is on superficial & material happiness, that people forget how to just... be happy. Great poem, would make a good mantra! (Report) Reply

  • (8/18/2011 11:43:00 AM)


    Ah, this is a glad poem. It makes me glad. Thank you! ! : D (Report) Reply

  • (7/31/2011 3:02:00 AM)


    Happiness IS a choice...I once quipped:

    'Good day? Bad Day? Who decides? '
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  • (7/19/2011 8:32:00 AM)


    good advice..what happens if your choices are limited by the people around you? ? ? ? SG xo (Report) Reply

  • (7/17/2011 1:59:00 PM)


    good advice and good point of view happiness isn't so easy and not so often (Report) Reply

  • (7/7/2011 7:39:00 AM)


    beautiful short poem with a marvellous message inside Venessa...10 (Report) Reply

  • (5/5/2011 8:31:00 AM)


    I liked the poem. Wonderfully written. Fine poetics. I rate it 10.
    Thanks for sharing.....
    Please read and rate my poem 'A humble complaint' on page 2. Please use the search box if the page doesn't open with the title of the poem.
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Poem Submitted: Thursday, May 5, 2011

Poem Edited: Thursday, May 5, 2011


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