poet Liz Bennett

Liz Bennett

Happiness

Happiness eludes me.
I chase after it in firsts, highs, greats, excellents.
Puff…it vanishes. It is fractions
Of seconds, tiny, invisible, gone.
I find it in compliments, smiles, laughs;
There it goes again.

I find it in love, the fractions
Are endless, it seems, repeated
So often that I think I have found it. For good.

No. It escapes again.

Every day I am gathering fractions,
Words, smiles, laughs, compliments,
Firsts, highs, greats, excellents,
Fractions, all fractions, they become smaller
And smaller, and I am left stranded.

Brave new world, show me your face,
Show me a new me.
Without the greats, the highs, the firsts,
Show me happiness.

Poem Submitted: Saturday, November 25, 2006
Poem Edited: Saturday, November 27, 2010

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  • Jon Lloyd (11/28/2006 4:03:00 AM)

    I hope your fractions soon add up to a whole!

    Nice work.

    Jx.

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  • Roger Bowman (11/25/2006 9:29:00 PM)

    Cool cool poemo Liz.

    All the best
    Roger

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  • Viraj Bhanshaly (v.j) (11/25/2006 6:38:00 PM)

    its good th efirst bit is lyk a chase... can u read my poems pleaz tell me if theyre good thanks

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