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I Will be Happy

One day in prison I decided to pray
Since then everything has been going my way

When I learned I had Hepatitis one day
I turned it around in a positive way

I summand every drop of strength that I had
Wrote out my books explaining, “This is my bad”

My back injury forever changed my life
Since then everyday is marred with pain and strife

Returning to school was a choice that I made
Making the most out of the price that I paid

Happiness is no more than a frame of mind
Each circumstance holds some happiness to find

It’s all in the way, which you choose to believe
Life is way to short to set around and grieve

Your cup is half-empty, well mine is half-full
As I am a student this life is my school

It’s easy to be happy when all is glad
The trick is learning to find joy in the sad

I’m happy because I refuse not to be
Life is whatever we make of it, you see

Whatever this life chooses to throw my way
I will be happy at the end of the day

Because, I quite simply refuse not to be
This life is the hound dog and I am the flea 

By the, "Blood Of The Lamb," like it or not
I'm draining this life of everything its got

One thing is for certain, life will always
be full of trials and test. Happiness is born
within; therefore, these trials and test can
only alter our course they cannot define them.
Learn to make the most out of every situation
and you will have learned how to be happy!

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  1. Date: 4/8/2011 4:56:00 AM
    I have stopped by to read some of your excellent poetry today Michael. I hope to be back soon to read more. I wish you the best with your writing always. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/29/2010 8:01:00 AM
    i really like this poem and especially e line about "happiness is a frame of mind, each circumstance holds hppiness find."

  1. Date: 7/14/2010 7:08:00 PM
    You always write from your heart, MJ. This is a beautiful poem and well deserving of its win in Carol's contest! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 7/14/2010 11:12:00 AM
    It's great to see you now Michael, as my mind visualizes you back then. I only peer back momentarily as I sure enjoy the guy I have known for just over a year. Many congratulations on your win in Carol's lovely contest. Please say a big hello to your girls >> James

  1. Date: 7/13/2010 8:33:00 PM
    Congratulations, Michael on your worthy poem, in Carol's contest. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 7/13/2010 6:41:00 PM
    Congrats Michael on your winning poem in the Perfect World contest with this magnificent write and another big win for u to enjoy for beautiful poetry.. with luv..

  1. Date: 7/13/2010 4:36:00 PM
    Congratulations Michael on placing in my "In My Perfect World Contest" July 13, 2010. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/18/2010 3:53:00 AM
    how truth!

  1. Date: 6/6/2010 6:13:00 AM
    Me and a couple of friends had this discussion last night.. Your words ring so true.. In the end the tests build our characters and how we handle them determine the adults we become.. Awesome testimony M :) WN

  1. Date: 6/5/2010 5:36:00 PM
    Nice thoughts well expressed and always to remember

  1. Date: 6/5/2010 12:46:00 PM
    Amen Brother Michael u have written it all.. for all to read and be saved.. amazing Michael.. so enjoyed this message so inspirational today.. with luv from the "Sweetheart"

  1. Date: 6/5/2010 11:53:00 AM
    What a long history of finding the true Michael ! It took a lot of twists, turns, bumps and hurdles.........but look at the great example...that anyone can change! :) Your long ride has resulted in a good man. !

  1. Date: 6/5/2010 11:37:00 AM
    well said Michael, people shouldn't dwell on things. Yeah of course it's easier to do that, you can look back and say.. "my past hurts", or you can be a strong person and say "what i went through only made me stronger", i love how positive your writing is, loved it.... p.d.

  1. Date: 6/5/2010 11:19:00 AM
    That's the spirit, MJ. We have to take the lemons sand turn them into lemondade. It's a great way to live life to the fullest. So happy you went back to school and turned around the direction of your life. Love, Carolyn