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Happiness

I wonder what is happiness 
And where does it abide?
What does it look like and where is it from
And why does it often hide?
Why can’t I grasp it firmly 
Like a sea-shell in my hand?
Why is it so illusive
Despite my best laid plans.
I wonder what is happiness
Once childhood’s come and gone;
I’m trying to see 
It’s less about me
Than the color of sky at dawn. 
I’m beginning to see 
It’s less about me
Than all the people I’ve known; 
Since I can recall down life’s hallowed halls
Sweeter than a spring - time rose.
With a long, thorny stem
That sways in the wind
With petals as soft as snow;
Happiness, I’ve seen
Like rainbows and dreams
As fleeting as wind that blows.  

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  1. Date: 8/24/2012 5:58:00 AM
    Awww, nice one. I'm happy to have discovered you on this site. Good rhyming and smooth flow. You now grace my "Fave poets" list. :)

  1. Date: 8/21/2012 3:15:00 AM
    A very good poem Terrell, smile and enjoy the small moments in life. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 8/21/2012 2:17:00 AM
    Never lose hope:)It happens sometime that u feel only misery but the moment comes when u r so happy that u just cant describe.Hoping for the the best is the best