Margaret Alice Second

Gold Star - 16,047 Points (24 January 1961 / South Africa)

Happy Being - Poem by Margaret Alice Second

In youth Learning is exalted in song, but growing
older knowledge loses its charm and this leads to
certain disappointment, in older age wisdom and
insight into the workings behind ordinary sight, the
invisible organisation behind life's scenery can be
discovered, there are so many stories and various
interpretations, following them all leads to madness

Applying everything we come across is impossible
and criteria to determine choices are indispensable,
usefulness and practicality being the best norms for
determining ideals that confer beauty and magic to
life, we all seek happiness & finding principles that
lead to achieving this guides us wonderfully - in the
end we follow dreams growing from chosen attitude

When mom berated sis for doing housework when
great things should be accomplished, it was clear
why I want to enlarge my perspective everyday &
regard all routine action as a waste of time, even
learning new things through translation isn't good
enough, everyday has to contain something life-
changing and beautiful - but today I'm going to

Be content regarding life on the African continent
as the only thing relevant to my little life wherein
lying in the sun as a dedicated crocodile's the very
essence of being, the sensation of sun on skin the
epitome of happy being….

Topic(s) of this poem: feelings, knowledge, wisdom


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Poem Submitted: Sunday, January 10, 2016



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