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Happiness exist simply because,
Happiness is as happiness does.

Some find happiness within a flower.
Others find happiness in their power.

Some find happiness in their clothes.
Others find happiness up their nose.

Some find happiness in their Lord.
Others find happiness in their sword.

Some find happiness when they write.
Others find happiness when they fight.

Some find happiness when they teach.
Others find happiness when they preach.

Some find happiness performing tricks,
Others find happiness in their fix.

To some happiness is a frame of mind
To others happiness is impossible to find

All in all as it would appear to be;
I am so happy, because I am me.

I took my last final last night. Scored
a 94 on it. Felt very odd waking up
and realizing, "I have no more studying
to do." It feels so good to have time to
spend on our site again. YF4L, God Bless

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  1. Date: 6/2/2010 3:35:00 PM
    A good write, thought provoking. I do think some these happiness you describe are temporal joys, not really happiness. But we should be happy with who we are. Great write, Michael. Thanks for sharing, congrats on scoring so high on your final and thank you for your kind comments on my poem. Best wishes, Caroline.

  1. Date: 6/2/2010 8:11:00 AM
    btw, I also meant to ask... what does YF4L mean :)--thanks :)

  1. Date: 6/2/2010 8:00:00 AM
    Enjoyed this poem of yours, Michael :) the contrasts you put here sure are interesting--I guess that happiness is indeed dependent on the person--I'm glad that your happy and it truly reflects in your writing! & kudos to you for your very high test scores ^_^ thanks for all your comments, was sure touched by them, you sure are so right about the people here in the Soup :) enjoy your day now :)

  1. Date: 6/1/2010 3:11:00 AM
    Happiness in every form possible.. really enjoyed reading this one.. PS: will search for the one you mentioned in my R.I.P piece :) luckily that piece wasnt a personal one ;) thank you for your concern, it is really appreciated.. tc God bless you always Wilma

  1. Date: 5/31/2010 7:00:00 PM
    what is yf4l? enjoyed your poem, what are you studying? are you done with a degree or just for the quarter?

  1. Date: 5/30/2010 7:26:00 AM
    Way to go Mike. Hang in there and get ready for the next semester. Life is an open process of endless learning. Get to class early and sit up front so that you will not miss anything the professor or other students have to say. If you sit in the back you will miss a lot. Take good note and review them each day. Great job my friend, keep studying, writing, be humble and motivated. Joseph

  1. Date: 5/29/2010 9:04:00 PM
    forgot to say, I loved that clothes and nose line!

  1. Date: 5/29/2010 9:03:00 PM
    This one is AWESOME, one of your best, Michael. Maybe becuase you finished that test you spoke of and felt FREEEEE. What test was this? ARe you in college?? Luv, Andrea ps A FAV

  1. Date: 5/29/2010 9:54:00 AM
    Good write! I guess you are not the Micheal Jordan of basketball fame. I graduated from Brooklyn College in 1978. Good luck in your schooling. 94 - high grade! Peace & blessings Matthew Anish

  1. Date: 5/29/2010 8:06:00 AM
    You have made all of us who were cheering for you....100% happy Michael !!!!! Hooray for you...and this lovely poem. Glad to have you here again!! :)

  1. Date: 5/29/2010 8:04:00 AM
    Happiness is getting a 94 on a final..Im so proud of you.. I know it wasnt easy.. BG

  1. Date: 5/29/2010 7:25:00 AM
    Well, reading your poem, today, made me happy, and knowing you will be spending more time with us, made me happy, and I am happy for your accomplishments at school. and best of all, I am happy you are my friend for life. Constance

  1. Date: 5/29/2010 7:25:00 AM
    Congrats on your high grade, Michael. Add this to your happiness column. I am happy for you. Freedom at last. Love, daver

  1. Date: 5/29/2010 7:01:00 AM
    Yes, we all do find happiness from different sources, MJ. Some revel in material wealth, others in nature's beauty and still others find joy in faith. Very uplifting poem. Congratulations on your success in your last final!!! Big achievement; do something special to celebrate. Whatever makes you "happy." Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 5/29/2010 6:59:00 AM
    Fine thoughts on happiness, Michael. Happiness is what happiness does

  1. Date: 5/29/2010 3:46:00 AM
    Yay for you Michael. - And a poem that is so true on top of it!

  1. Date: 5/29/2010 2:05:00 AM
    Congratulations, Michael! ....94!!! I'm too happy!! : ) Ruben.