Dr. Tulsi Hanumanthu

Happiness

Happiness perhaps once had features
Of a single, compact whole,
But countless are the craving creatures
Praying God some bliss to dole.

He therefore must have sadly shattered
Happiness into many a bit
And had the pieces widely scattered
To give all eyes a glimpse of it.

So, those who wish to own a share
Should not think it strain or stress
To search around, with utmost care,
Some dazzling fragments to possess.

A particle here, a particle there,
To your happy lot may fall;
Not any time, not anywhere,
can you ever find them all.

However long, however far-
Spreading your quest may be,
Too many are, too tiny are
The splinters all for you to see.

In common can you best enjoy
Whatever happiness comes your way.
With others if you share your joy,
It well may stage a longer stay.

Give your neighbour just a half
And see your pleasure growig double:
Make your neighbour smile or laugh;
You yourself with glee will bubble.

Poem Submitted: Tuesday, April 8, 2008

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  • Rajnish MangaRajnish Manga (3/23/2019 2:40:00 AM)

    This thankfully goes into MyPoemList.

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  • Rajnish MangaRajnish Manga (3/23/2019 2:30:00 AM)

    Great mantra of happiness which carries and spreads love, goodwill and joy wherever you go. This is an amazing write. Thanks for sharing, Madam Dr Tulsi. I quote:
    Give your neighbour just a half
    And see your pleasure growig double:

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  • Aftab Alam KhursheedAftab Alam Khursheed (12/31/2014 2:43:00 AM)

    very nice poem-peace and piety is from heaven - we must preserve it

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  • Catrina Heart (4/19/2009 9:05:00 AM)

    Fabulous composition about Happiness, meaningful piece written in perfect end rhymes........

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  • Howard The Motivational Poet SimonHoward The Motivational Poet Simon (1/12/2009 10:20:00 PM)

    A Profound and practical philosophy of Happiness. Very well written.

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  • Kite Remedy (1/12/2009 10:42:00 AM)

    it's a marvelous poem, dr..
    i'm sort of reading Aunty Emily's work or Kipling's..
    very beautiful, indeed..

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  • Sathyanarayana M V SSathyanarayana M V S (1/12/2009 9:24:00 AM)

    Madam,
    Your poem in classical mould reminds me so many poems of Great Gurazada Apparao gari 'desamunu preminchumanna'. Reading your poems is like learning lessons in poetry. You are wonderful. Let me add an old saying:
    'Happiness is never perfect unless it is shared'
    regards,
    sathya narayana

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  • Sarah SissonSarah Sisson (1/11/2009 5:01:00 PM)

    That is classic and so well done...thank you so much!

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  • Duncan Wyllie (1/11/2009 7:32:00 AM)

    ******************* QUALITY *********************


    Love duncan X

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  • Ency BearisEncy Bearis (1/11/2009 5:57:00 AM)

    An awesome poem..a very inspirational piece, great write with wisdom.

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  • Kesav EaswaranKesav Easwaran (1/11/2009 5:34:00 AM)

    'A particle here, a particle there,
    To your happy lot may fall;
    Not any time, not anywhere,
    can you ever find them all'...

    wisdom lines...lyrical in classic style...this poem is really beautiful both in its construction and content...10+ please read my message to your box...

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  • Sandra Fowler (1/11/2009 4:29:00 AM)

    A fine lyrical write. May happiness be yours in 2009. Wishing you better
    very soon, my friend. Take care.

    Warmest regards,

    Sandra

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  • Fiona Davidson (1/11/2009 3:47:00 AM)

    Good strong write..sorry to hear about your finger...hope it's soon better allowing you to post new poems...

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  • Dr Hitesh Sheth (1/11/2009 12:50:00 AM)

    yeah more you share happiness
    more you get it................
    wonderful poem.........

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  • Dennis Tan (1/11/2009 12:29:00 AM)

    A very artistic poem telling us that whatever little happiness comes our way can be doubled by sharing it with others. We usually share our 'pain' but seldom our 'pleasure' with our friends....10

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  • Carl Harris (1/11/2009 12:20:00 AM)

    This is a beautiful poem, Dr. Tulsi, filled with wonderful advice. You stated one of the universal truths of happness-sharing it makes it go farther and even more beautiful. I liked your charming poem very much. Carl.

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  • Crista Keith (1/11/2009 12:09:00 AM)

    Although the poem is seemingly simple, the message conveyed by it is profound. a simply superb poem!

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  • Carl Collins (1/10/2009 11:51:00 PM)

    This poem is worth being read by all - and being added to their 'favourite poems' lists.

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  • Louis RamsLouis Rams (1/10/2009 9:23:00 PM)

    i'm glad to have you back and i pray you continue to get better.
    this poem is excellent, so your comeback was great.

    a ten

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  • Bob Blackwell (12/22/2008 10:49:00 PM)

    Dr. Tulsi, you are so right, true happiness comes from sharing and being grateful. I like your style and rythmn in this poem.

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