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How many times have you been happy

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How many times have you been happy

How many times have you been happy

How many times, I ask you all
Have you been really happy?
How many times have you laughed with joy?
And felt so very free
Just because you’re filled with life
No help from booze, or drugs
How many time have you let a smile 
Give your heart a happy hug?

When did you stop and let your life
Just thrill you through and through
Without fulfilling some desire
Or some dream coming true
How many times were you forced to smile
Cause the sun shines high above?
Or you heard the sound of a singing bird
And your heart just filled with love.

How many times have you let fear go
And faced life unafraid
And felt the you, the total you
That really cannot fade
How many times have you rejoiced
Because you just love life?
How many times have you filled with joy
All free from worry and strife?

19 November 2013 @ 1830hrs.

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  1. Date: 1/8/2014 1:33:00 PM
    Hi Peter, Love this, I definitely know a few people who would gain in life by reading this piece. For a few days there I lost my bounce but now I'm back being me. Zebedee doesn't have a look in. I actually should have read this my friend and it would have put me to rights. These questions are actually important questions that we should ask ourselves. I do my best to keep happy at all times. My life revolves around Joy and Love. Keep well my friends. Have a good day. Your Friend always....MIKE.

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 1/8/2014 3:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Michael when one looks right into life they cannot help but be happy, even when I am sad or angry, I can still feel the bubble of happiness at the back of it all. Just closing my eyes and looking into my deepest self, is enough to know the beauty of life. I thank you for your kind words, my friend....Peter
  1. Date: 11/20/2013 4:03:00 AM
    Beautiful write my dear, we should all read and take note as there are a lot of us out there who do not know how to be happy, and I am probably one of them, so keep expressing your words and maybe they may rub off on people. xx

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 11/20/2013 3:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you my love, you do have some very happy moments when your blue eyes sparkle like diamonds. and I love you happy or sad, Peterxxxx
  1. Date: 11/20/2013 2:17:00 AM
    Oh it feels so good to read this poem! we all need to ask these questions to ourselves often.. for us to remember what really matters in this life.

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 11/20/2013 3:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Bindu, and you are so right. this is a beautiful world that we all Live in, but many still suffer with unhappiness. Your kind comments are always appreciated...Peter
  1. Date: 11/19/2013 2:13:00 PM
    A good question cuz, happy when I am just sitting in my paddock watching the wildlife go about their day, and reading your poems x

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 11/19/2013 3:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Cuz, a lovely tribute you make to my simple verse. You are one of the happiest people I have met, even though you Have that awful PD. Wish everyone laughed like you. I appreciate your comments as usual...peterxxx
  1. Date: 11/19/2013 10:45:00 AM
    not nearly enough, i'm afraid! excellent poem!

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 11/19/2013 3:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Ilene, your comments are always so kind...Peter