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Y..... Happiness

Rating: 5.0

I guess it was my aunty's fault
That before I was six years old
It were my looks that made me happy
She just never stopped praising me

Later when I went to school
I realised I was a bit of a fool
To be so proud about my looks
My happiness shifted towards my books

Oh yes, I studied so hard
Most kids and my teachers thought I was smart
Every time I came home with good grades
Wow, that is fantastic! I was praised

But then came the teenage years
Happiness depended on approval of peers
My marks did not earn me any admiration
My looks had undergone some deterioration

I had grown fat and puberty came late
I got pimples, making it all still less great
I had grown into quite an unpopular kid
Happiness? I seemed to grow far away from it

Throughout my youth however
There was a place, I was let down never
It was my home, it was the presence of mother
She cared for her kids, truly like no other

After puberty, my appearance improved a bit
Even though I am still not proud about it
My grades allowed me to further my education
But happiness is another equation

I realise now that being fully happy
Is lying not so much outside of me
My biggest asset is still the care I received
Even though my mother has already deceased

She equipped me with a caring personality
and that is exactly what makes me happy
I get peace of mind while caring for another
Thanks to the great example of my loving mother

I have also appreciated my spiritual life
Imparted by mother and also my wife
When to our source, we try to connect
Life comes so close to being perfect

Another source of happiness has been
The magical beauty of nature, I 've seen
I love to spend time on the beach to unwind
That's where wisdom seems to pour in my mind

If I am allowed to summarise,
Since long I came to realise
That happiness is truly lying within after all
In wisdom, in love, in a beautiful soul.






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POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
Long time I was searching for a poem, worthy to carry my number 100.
Finally I decided to take a poem that i once submitted to another website (for a contest) . I have taken it off that website and list here on PH as my number 100!
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COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Spiritual Seeker 15 July 2012

Happiness reside in the heart...its a garden paradise, where the sweet fragrance, others will happily share! May your garden bloom forever...and a blessing and joy for others too! A great 100! !

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Neela Nath Das 13 July 2012

This is called the awakening of soul. So, nicely opened up finally. Kudos. really,100/100

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very beautiful poem and the beauty lies in your heart and the verses! Nice to read!

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Juan Olivarez 13 July 2012

excellent poetry, the troubles so many of us had growing up, and it's progress is wonderful.

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Walterrean Salley 03 August 2012

An epiphany. Many think that the source of happiness is material things. But here, through your personal enlightenment (thanks, in part, to your mother) , you’ve shown that true happiness is found in wisdom, love, and a beautiful soul—not in material things. Thank you for sharing.

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Tom Allport 07 August 2017

a bird of happiness poem that fly's and soars around the world whilst giving out smiles galore especially when it pecks on your door? .......................wonderfully written AZ

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Lyn Paul 19 July 2017

We all want and need happiness and it is the simple things that have it! Thank you

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Lyn Paul 19 July 2017

These words are amazing. Also your outlook on life! Always great energy in your words.

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Bharati Nayak 06 February 2017

Following your comment on my 100th poem, I have come to read your 100th poem.It is such a marvelous piece of writing well deserving to be your 100th poem.From our childhood to our late life, we always seek outside approval to be happy.We want praise and acknowledgements for our looks or talents from others without realizing that happiness lies within us , i.e.wisdom, love and beautiful soul.

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Philo Yan 27 September 2015

Growing pains from what other says can shape or break us when the mind believes their words to be true. Glad that you have found true happiness.

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