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Truth and Happiness

The following is a conversation between a classmate and I when we should have been paying close attention 
to what the teacher was saying, although the subject is almost identical in both the teacher's talk and our 
conversation. Each stanza is one thought, and the next is a reply from the other. I apologize for any 
pretense, I tend to slip into that when writing.

Truth is undefined;
Grasp it if you dare, the air
Will be disturbed then.

Happiness is naught
Unhappiness is nothing.
Minds birth reality.

Happiness matters?
If happiness was matter,
It would be truthful.

Truth is meaningful?
Truth brings disillusionment,
Truth feeds our sorrows.

Truth appeals to Mind
Happiness to Mood, and the
Soul combines the two?

The soul embraces
Its diversity, yet it
Longs for unity.

How tortured is the soul
That doesn't seek both of them
One hand to balance...

In pieces and bits
After its foreseen failings,
A puzzle remains.

Happiness can bring
Lies and Truth; Truth can bring both
Grief and Happiness.

Illustrated by
Our lives and these lines, both
Lies and Happiness.

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  1. Date: 5/27/2009 8:16:00 PM
    Truth and happiness are the best we can ever hope to find in life, Aaron. Wish I'd been there to partake in this conversation. You delve deep into the human spirit. Very nice write! Love, Carolyn