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Definition of Happiness


The princess walks to her ornate window
adorned in a blue dress with red pearls
innocent wishes oppressed under their weight
desiring to walk freely in those green fields
raindrops seeping into parched layers of her soul
she longs to be happy beyond grand castle walls

The little girl hides under a tattered tent
raindrops dripping her precious torn frock
her frayed spirits covered in borrowed rags
dreaming of soft dry velvet bed in a cosy home
waking up to cocooned walls scattering sunlight
she longs to be happy beyond green fields

Happiness floats swaying between the two
to each their own


July 7,  2020

Copyright © Aditi Mishra | Year Posted 2020

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  1. Date: 7/8/2020 8:55:00 AM

    Wow! So wonderfully contrasted, we often forget that happiness lies in the little things and that the grass looks greener on the other side, well expressed, Aditi:)
  1. Date: 7/8/2020 1:11:00 AM

    Very heart-warming dear Aditi. Your pen never fails us! Onto my FAVES...
  1. Date: 7/7/2020 6:36:00 PM

    I find this to be an intriguing juxtaposition of stanzas, a true balancing act on the teeter-tauter of happiness, Aditi! Warm wishes, Gershon
  1. Date: 7/7/2020 2:50:00 PM

    I like how you showed the contrast between the two girls Aditi, each one longing for their own happiness in their own world. Good luck in the contest Tom
  1. Date: 7/7/2020 11:32:00 AM

    This is such a beautiful, moving poem, Aditi. Yes, people from radically different worlds may be trapped in unhappiness! Janice
  1. Date: 7/7/2020 11:11:00 AM

    Two worlds, so different and so much the same, with each little girl feeling trapped in her circumstances...beautifully expressed emotion in your pen, Aditi. Love and blessings, Rhonda xx
  1. Date: 7/7/2020 9:49:00 AM

    You are a realistic in a world of poetry, I love the way you weave the two together, bless your beautiful heart my friend, xo
  1. Date: 7/7/2020 8:31:00 AM

    I like the contrast between the two worlds, Very nicely penned Aditi..
  1. Date: 7/7/2020 6:08:00 AM

    Wow.. loved the way you conveyed the contrast between the two.. The profound thought spelled safe through your divine hand.. Good luck Aditi..

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