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Happiness - A Short Story

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Happiness - A Short Story

I liken happiness as I would 
to my best friend and soul mate.  
When she leaves my life, 
she announces her departure loud & clear.
There is no mistake; she has gone away.   

But when she re-enters my life, she's silent.  
Like a game of Guess Who?, she sneaks up 
behind me & taps me on the shoulder.  
I always turn around in total surprise 
and amazement; then embrace her too tight.   
I don't care where she has been, 
I'm just content she's returned to me.

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  1. Date: 12/25/2010 2:52:00 PM
    Congratulations on your featured poetry this week Karen. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/5/2010 8:34:00 AM
    What an ode of loss and return. The words really emoted your feelings quite well. I found myself excited by the "tap on the shoulder" and couldn't wait to see if it was her. Very nicely done. Great read...

  1. Date: 3/27/2010 8:13:00 PM
    love this poem, it comes and goes too easy in my life.

  1. Date: 3/27/2010 8:39:00 AM
    Indeed we are both contemplating happiness, Karen. I like your characterization here. Thank you for stopping by. As to form, might it be Personification? or even simpler, a Narrative? I've found the Forms of Poetry resource, over on the left here, to be very helpful and informative.

  1. Date: 3/27/2010 5:53:00 AM
    Liked this tender and loving write , thanks for the visit o my work Daniel