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Happy or Sad

Some may be serious
That is okay
Some prefer laughter
They both have their way

I'm somewhere in the middle
I tend to vacillate 
A foot in each world
With both I relate

It sure is great
When happy comes by
The clouds all part
I only see blue sky

When sadness visits
This may not be the case
Still it's at those times
I count on God's Grace

Whenever I look back
At the end of the day
Happy or sad
I think both are okay




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  1. Date: 8/29/2014 6:19:00 PM
    Richard, i go on saying thank you for sharing your thoughts, even a part of your life, in poems such as this one.. Sincerely, Wendy

  1. Date: 7/17/2014 6:35:00 PM
    I teeter totter on both frequently :) I sure do love the rush of happy though much better, your poems make me happy thank you sweetie :)

    Nance Avatar Casarah Nance
    Date: 7/18/2014 10:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    why does emotions have to be so confusing! ha, oh well lets just smile any way we can get it :)
    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/18/2014 7:43:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Happy is definately the way to go. I think people often confuse pleasure with happy and that often equates to an empty feeling.
  1. Date: 3/3/2014 2:26:00 PM
    Hi Richard, such wisdom in so simplistic a write. We always seem to overcomplicate matters. It does the heart good to see such a simplistic outlook on life. Simplistic yet true Richard. I always stand towards the laughter side. I'm always trying to throw the light in there. Oh I feel the sad deeply Richard but I always turn my sad to joy and send it out again. Once again this piece has your usual gentle flow and great rhyming. I enjoyed this write. Have a good day. Your Friend always....MIKE.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/3/2014 2:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You always put gentle thought into your responses. They are appreciated.
  1. Date: 3/30/2013 9:35:00 AM
    Good one, Richard. How would we know sheer joy unless we had tasted sadness...In every life...a little rain must fall! Hugs!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/3/2014 2:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    A belated hug back. Somehow I missed this comment. I posted on Andrea's blog.
  1. Date: 11/22/2012 6:51:00 PM
    Love your wisdom in this write....I tend to look at the happy side, it's what gets us through the sad. Well done! Hugs

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/22/2012 7:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for spending so much time here.
  1. Date: 11/8/2012 10:41:00 AM
    Too true, Once more a great way to say great simple things, just as they are and whatever God leads us in is okay...:) Hanitra

  1. Date: 11/6/2012 6:05:00 PM
    Ahh, Jack, you are just a diplomat. Just kidding. Both are okay as God gave us those emotions. Good pondering. Love ya, Toquyen

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/6/2012 6:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks have a good night.
  1. Date: 11/6/2012 3:30:00 PM
    I really like this. Its definately something I can relate to. Thanks for sharing and for commenting. I hope today is a happy one for you.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/6/2012 5:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You are welcome Jay. Thanks for taking time to comment on my Poem.
  1. Date: 11/6/2012 3:12:00 PM
    we do have to have a little sadness to know the good times, but I sure don't like those sad times. great poem!!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/6/2012 5:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I do my best to limit, I had enough in my younger life to last a few lifetimes. Thankfully life has blessed me since then.
  1. Date: 11/6/2012 10:51:00 AM
    Indeed. Without sadness would be no appreciation for times of happiness. It's a balance we need!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/6/2012 1:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    It seems to work that way for me. I certainly have much to be thankful for.
  1. Date: 11/6/2012 10:18:00 AM
    Nice sentiments here my dear Richard friend! I guess you've noticed I prefer happy but both are okay! Cheers!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/6/2012 1:25:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Well Jack you certainly have a way of spreading the happy around, you don't keep it all to yourself.
  1. Date: 11/6/2012 10:01:00 AM
    very nice, Richard. enjoyed. hugs, catie :)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/6/2012 1:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Catie, I am always a happy recipient especially when it comes to hugs.
  1. Date: 11/6/2012 9:15:00 AM
    very simply said but with great wisdom...

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/6/2012 1:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    It is amazing how us humans make something so simple so complicated. Thanks for your kind words. Have a great day.