Happiness Poem by Dr. Tulsi Hanumanthu

Happiness

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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.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Sarah Sisson 11 January 2009

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

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Sathyanarayana M V S 12 January 2009

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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Kite Remedy 12 January 2009

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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Fiona Davidson 11 January 2009

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

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Sandra Fowler 11 January 2009

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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Rajnish Manga 23 March 2019

This thankfully goes into MyPoemList.

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Rajnish Manga 23 March 2019

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 Khursheed 31 December 2014

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

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Catrina Heart 19 April 2009

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

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

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