Allen Steble

Rookie - 110 Points (20/04/1987)

(do What Makes You Happy) - Poem by Allen Steble

My parents once said to me
When you grow up
What would you like to be
An actor I said
I use to dream of it
Whist I lay in bed
They would say
It doesn't matter
What you want to be
As long as it makes you happy

My parents use to say to me
When you are a grown man
What would you like to be
I would like to be an engineer
I liked the idea of building things
My dream was clear
And others would say
It doesn't matter
What you want to do
As long as it pleases you

My parents have always said
When you grow up
What would you like to become
I want to be an astronaut
And fly in space
And all they would say is
As long as it puts a smile on your face
Because you see
It doesn't matter what you want to be
As long as it makes YOU happy.

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Follow your dreams, be yourself and become what you want to become.

Comments about (do What Makes You Happy) by Allen Steble

  • (10/5/2014 10:46:00 AM)

    Dreams may not work the way we want ultimately but you cannot help dreaming. good write. (Report) Reply

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  • Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (12/15/2013 8:22:00 PM)

    A powerful perspective on goodness of fit. Well done my friend! (Report) Reply

  • (11/27/2013 10:45:00 PM)

    Lovely write. The title is the gist of all your lines and a great message too. Many a times we try to make others happy, but forget that unless we are happy we can't make others. (Report) Reply

  • (11/7/2013 10:28:00 PM)

    Indeed, our parents want us to be happy..... so they like us to do something that truly makes us happy! Nice sentiment! (Report) Reply

  • Heather Wilkins (9/13/2013 8:43:00 PM)

    being happy in your life is most important. all the rest will come together. good write (Report) Reply

  • Tirupathi Chandrupatla (6/4/2013 2:06:00 PM)

    Do what you enjoy doing they say. Don't make decisions only based on what remuneration you get. Nice poem. Thank you. (Report) Reply

  • Soumita Sarkar (5/20/2013 12:48:00 AM)

    All parents who want to fulfil their shattered dreams through their children............must read this poem.Thank you. (Report) Reply

  • (5/14/2013 4:16:00 PM)

    So you became a poet instead, Lol (Report) Reply

  • Kelvin Owusu (5/14/2013 12:36:00 AM)

    Simple and lovely truth an excellent thoughts response and dreams great work (Report) Reply

  • Poetheart Morgan (5/13/2013 10:57:00 AM)

    A beautiful way to be happy is to believe in your dreams! (Report) Reply

  • David Wood (5/12/2013 4:22:00 PM)

    Not a bad idea. I am retired now, lost all the dreams. A good write (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, May 12, 2013

Poem Edited: Friday, September 13, 2013

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