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Below is the poem entitled HAPPINESS IS A DECISION which was written by poet Kim van Breda. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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I am happy to be alive—or am I?
I embrace each new morning… or do I?
I take in the sun, sky, moon and stars and find myself in awe of their Maker~
Genuinely-- or a contemplated bargaining conjecture?
To take a simple day and turn it into one of memorable happiness, pleasure and contentment, satisfaction, joy and wellbeing is an unambiguous choice of vindication.

It happens in that honest  moment in time that we have as we uncover our veils of the unconscious protection of dreams and enter into the conscious realms of the reality of a new morning~ the dawning of new opportunities, and lessons of character to be learnt.

Some days the choice of entering the waking hour is tolerable—others completely formidable.
It boils down to consciously making the simple choice of pulling the duvet back and placing your feet firmly on the ground.

The decision for happiness is to try and see outside ourselves~
To understand the tides, and excuse our highs.

To be up close, yet distant~
To see the sky, the sea, the ocean, the moon… all blue
But the colour of Happiness is ambivalent-equivocal and enigmatic.

Happiness is a resolution and at the same time-- a conclusion.

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  1. Date: 4/12/2013 3:38:00 AM
    You seem like a very wise person, and one who really understands what happiness is - and isn't. Yet at the same time happiness is a bunch of contradictions rolled up into one... for me it's a balancing act. Thanks for sharing this... it made me think!

    van Breda Avatar Kim van Breda
    Date: 4/12/2013 3:52:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi There Thanks for stopping by my poems-- appreciate the comment... loved your writes as I said. I think, perhaps, at times I write a bit too introspectively, but then I guess poetry is that way. "Carousals and Candyfloss" got selected for featured poem on the site, which gave it great exposure :) Keep on posting your talented reads. xx
  1. Date: 4/3/2013 1:29:00 AM
    I agree with your point because many times I made the mistake of thinking that my happiness depends on the world or a force of some sort.

  1. Date: 2/22/2013 8:50:00 AM
    Dear Kim Happiness is truly firstly created from the Inner YOU to reverberate as it does with YOUR outer SELF,as always your words a diamond studded shelf.The secret in finding Happiness in the Loving of the YOU and trying to LIVE in ETHICS,Lots of LOVE,Chris.

  1. Date: 2/19/2013 7:09:00 PM
    It has taken me a long time to understand what happiness is and how to pursue it. I believe your poem does the search and finding of it much justice. This is all refreshing and true. It feels right as I am still working at it every day. How did you become so wise? I think I do know.

    Herculano Avatar Nelson Herculano
    Date: 3/7/2013 6:07:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Ofcourse i completely agree with u guys, that poem must not only serve as poem to read, but a lesson to teach us on hw we should take our decisions, serioulsly i have learned a lot from the poem since i was a follower of decisions and never knew when to take and make the right decisions, i will try ma best to make the right decision and be happy for the rest of ma lyf.