Casper Anderson


Happy People - Poem by Casper Anderson

Are you happy with your life?
I hope not.
I hope nobody is happy
with their life.
I hope people are happy
with experiences in their lives.
But I also hope people are saddened
by experiences in their lives.
I hope there are things that make them
angry,
confused,
indifferent,
bored,
confident,
insecure,
and so on,
and so forth.
I hope no one is happy
with every aspect of their life.
That would mean being happy all the time.
It would be horrible to be happy
all the time.
It would be boring to be happy
all the time.
Being happy all the time would make me so
unhappy.
I hope every person experiences every emotion at least once.
To live without doing so would be a shame.
How could anyone be happy
without knowing how it feels not to be so?

Topic(s) of this poem: emotions, happiness, people

Form: Dramatic Monologue


Comments about Happy People by Casper Anderson

  • Stephen Katona (3/20/2015 2:32:00 AM)


    Very profound. To truly know happiness one should have experienced unhappiness. How can we say we have lived when we have not experienced a full range of emotions. This poem is both thought provoking and comforting for those who blame themselves for the way they feel. (Report) Reply

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  • Kelly Kurt (3/19/2015 7:44:00 PM)


    A truer thought has never been uttered. Still, I wish you happiness (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, March 19, 2015



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