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Happy...Say... Be Happy!
Be Happy with all you may!
Forget the past, it's done at last
Be Happy for today!

The sweetest proposition...
Begins with state of mind...
Far better to be Happy...
A choice of being kind!

Thinking of tomorrow...
For it shall come my way...
Forgetting deeds...Now sowing
With Joy...along the way!

Cares may be like raindrops...
falling on the ground...
Raindrops bringing flowers...
Blooming fragrance all around.

Happy... Say... Be Happy!
Time beats on it's way...
The day will pass, it may not 
Be Happy for today!

Happy... just to be content...
Fulfillment of a dream...
Seeking out one's pleasures...
No appointments for a scheme!

To be Happy...Say... Be Happy!
There's treasure to be found...
To be secure...and to endure...
Life's beauty all around.

Happy for Possession?
Obtain it all you can.
All for me...and you may see...
Another different man!

So..Be Happy for one's Appetite
Be Happy at the very site...
And just to eat..A life so sweet
Be Happy for today!


Contradiction speaks... of all 
the leaks,
The highs and lows and so it 
The ups and downs and all 
Happy now... at last?

The time it passes, birds still 
And all the church bells, they 
do ring...
But after all, Yes, all of this...
Be Happy now, for life is bliss..
Be Happy?

Attraction of the opposites,
He's soft he's hard,
And he's a bard!
And there is lard, and more of 
Be Happy?

He's so hot, then he is cold,
So I am told!
He's freezing cold... but he is 
He's Happy...Being cold?

Go fast, Go slow...
Then stop, now Go!
Be Happy...
I am told!

Contradiction speaks of all the 
And in time, you're getting Old!
Be Happy.... still... ?
Be Happy...?


Dissonance or harmony...
Which would you choose?
The former or the later....
Now, before you lose!

Confutatis..Malidictis! It shall 
With all the rage and 
Being... on the run!

Happy, as a choice could be...
An attitude, perhaps!
The attitude of gratitude...
The Joy...of being glad!

Being glad for all you had..
All better now than being sad!
Be Happy... You say?
And what about "The Self?"

To lose oneself in other things..
To be myself is not myself!
When I am all about...
Wrapped up in things beside 

That's it!!
So I'll be on my way!

April 22, 2014
Robert E. O'Brien

Copyright © Robert O'Brien


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  1. Date: 4/27/2014 11:12:00 PM

    Congratulations on the fine win with this lovely write, robert
  1. Date: 4/27/2014 2:50:00 PM

    Nice win Robert, , I have a fun blog for all my winning poems. Stop by and enjoy IF YOU LIKE. Just in case you don't know which blog belongs to this particular contest. Here's the link, Drop by and leave a smile. Hugs ~LINDA~
  1. Date: 4/22/2014 5:21:00 PM

    I really did like the 3 parts of contemplation contradiction and choice. It really added dimension to the ideas of what happiness is... I guess that i'm fortunate to be able to look back and remember a time when i wasn't happy and compare the feelings and now my sense of humor holds me together lol. We all have a different opinion on what happiness is though and i found this a thought provoking poem.