Happiness

Happiness used to live just across the road,

sometimes I would meet her around the corner,

she would often drop in unannounced

accompanied by smiles and giggles

caught up in this humdrum yet hectic life

I started overlooking her

not purposely but …

gradually she became elusive

I hardly ever see her now

but yesterday when I could no longer take

life’s lame jokes

I partenered with zest to go in search of her

came back tired and empty handed

only to find her lounging

in the armchair waiting for me.

https://amanpan.com/2021/06/24/eugis-weekly-prompt-happiness-june-24-2021/

( This poem was first posted on 7th Oct 2019. It suited Eugi’s prompt so I am reposting it.)

64 thoughts on “Happiness

  1. Such a cute little poem of Happiness. Happiness is always there with us it is our inborn nature but we have gone far away and poor happiness too has nowhere to go but finally sitting in your armchair. Lovely poem, Punam.

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  2. I knew it I read it before from the first three lines. Your poetry does leave a mark. 😀
    It was wonderful then and awesome now. I am happy to have read it again. Thank you for sharing 🙂

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  3. but yesterday when I could no longer take
    life’s lame jokes
    I partnered with zest to go in search of her

    when I read these lines, I thought – wow – those are the best lines in this piece. and then – I read these lines:

    came back tired and empty handed
    only to find her lounging
    in the armchair waiting for me.

    and I realized that I had been mistaken.


    David

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