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A Brief Meeting With Happiness—Poem

Chitrangada likes to express herself by writing fiction and poetry. Her writing reflects her mood and is inspired by the beauty of nature.

A Brief Meeting With Happiness

A Brief Meeting With Happiness

A Brief Meeting With Happiness—Poem

After a long-long wait,

I met you, yesterday,


With eyes wide,

And face bright,


My heart pumping fast,

Oh! The excitement,


So difficult to control,

I struggled hard,


To calm my nerves,

To preserve each moment,


To cherish the memories,

Could this moment last,

Forever—


I asked to myself,

But Happiness—,


It had to leave,

It was in hurry,


It does not stay for long,

Not longer than a while,


Neither with me,

Nor with anyone.

Happiness is a choice, which you have to make.

What is Happiness?
Can we describe it?

It might be different, for different people.
For some, it can be riches; for some, good food; for some, it could be just togetherness.
Happiness is an emotional state of mind, which gives you feelings of joy, fulfilment, achievement, contentment etc,
It is basically a positive state of mind.

The important thing is that, Happiness isn’t constant. It usually refers to our present state of mind.

At one moment, we may feel happy, the next moment, we might not feel the same way.

Happiness, in fact should mean, the feelings of more positive emotions, and less negative emotions.
Happiness is a choice, which we have to make for ourselves.

Some people tend to be naturally happy, but some people, consciously cultivate it.

When we find ourselves stuck up with negative thoughts, we must look for ways to rethink, and embrace positivity.

Nothing lasts forever—

Neither Happiness, nor Sadness.

Happiness can be found, even in the blossoming of a flower.

Happiness can be found, even in the blossoming of a flower.

Happiness Quotes:

*Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.

—Dalai Lama.

*Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do, are in harmony.

—Mahatma Gandhi.

*Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.

—Franklin. D. Roosevelt.

*Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.

—Omar Khayyam.

© 2021 Chitrangada Sharan

Comments

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on June 28, 2021:

Thank you M G Singh ji, for reading and appreciating! Have a great week ahead!

Thank you so much!

MG Singh emge from Singapore on June 27, 2021:

This is a lovely poem and well presented. It is good you published this on hub Pages for all of us

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on June 27, 2021:

Thank you Vanita, for appreciating the thoughts expressed in the poem. I am glad that you liked my pictures and the theme.

Thank you for your comments and support.

Vanita Thakkar on June 27, 2021:

Beautiful poem with lovely pictures, meaningful description and quotes. Loved it. Thanks for sharing.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on June 26, 2021:

Thank you FlourishAnyway, for your valuable and thoughtful comments.

In fact, the same thoughts were doing the rounds in my mind, which made me compose this poem. It was absolutely spontaneous. I am glad to read all the comments on this poem, and the readers agreeing with me, makes me feel good.

Thank you so much for reading and commenting. Have a great weekend.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on June 26, 2021:

Hello Devika!

Appreciate you for taking the time to read and share your thoughts. Yes, we must consciously choose happiness, for whatever little time, it stays with us.

Thank you for your support and appreciation.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on June 26, 2021:

Hello Rosina!

Appreciate your valuable comments on happiness. Yes, it can be momentary, but we should appreciate it.

Always a pleasure to read your thoughts. Thank you for your thoughtful comments and support. Have a great weekend.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on June 26, 2021:

Thank you femi, for reading and appreciating the poem about happiness.

Much appreciated. Thanks a lot.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on June 26, 2021:

Thank you Misbah, for your nice comments.

You have shared some beautiful thoughts about happiness. I agree that being the reason of someone else’s happiness, brings more joy.

Always a pleasure to read your comments. God bless you.

Thank you so much for supporting my work and enjoy the weekend.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on June 26, 2021:

Hello Audrey!

Thank you for sharing your valuable thoughts on this poem. I agree with you that struggles make us appreciate the happier times. Happiness and sadness go hand in hand, and they come and go.

Thank you so much for appreciation. Have a blessed day.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on June 26, 2021:

Hello Peggy!

Appreciate you for taking the time to read and endorse the thoughts expressed in the poem. Happiness is worth cultivating.

Thank you so much!

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on June 26, 2021:

Thank you Mary, for your valuable and positive comments.

Your receptionist is so right—Happiness, like smiles and laughter doesn’t cost anything. We must live in the present, and try to be as happy as we can.

Thank you so much for your presence here.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on June 26, 2021:

Thank you Bill, for your kind and encouraging words of appreciation.

I am pleased to know that you liked the poem, and the thoughts expressed in my post. Much appreciated.

Have a great weekend. Thank you so much.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on June 26, 2021:

Hello Manatita!

Good to read your comments, and thank you for your kind words. I believe that writers are somewhat philosophical, and I am no different.

Have a great weekend and keep spreading your wisdom. Thank you so much.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on June 26, 2021:

Hello Pamela!

I am pleased to read your comments. Thank you for reading and agreeing with my thoughts. Much appreciated.

Thank you and have a great weekend.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on June 26, 2021:

Thank you Rozlin, for reading and appreciating the post. I am glad that you liked the poem, and agree that happiness is a state of mind.

Appreciate your kind words. God bless you. Thank you so much.

FlourishAnyway from USA on June 26, 2021:

It's funny how some people are best friends with happiness while others are strangers. I liked your poem and the way you conceptualize meeting happiness.

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on June 26, 2021:

Happiness is from within and so true about what you wrote here. If you choose to be happy nothin will change the way you feel.

Rosina S Khan on June 25, 2021:

Lovely poem and article. The quotes are meaningful and so true. Yes, happiness is fleeting but while it's there, we should relish the moments. Thank you for this beautiful contribution, Chitrangada.

femi from Nigeria on June 25, 2021:

Yes happiness is an emotion and a choice.

Misbah Sheikh from The World of Poets on June 25, 2021:

Wow! Chitra Di. I enjoyed reading it. For me, Happiness is the moment of joy when you forget all the sorrows with one smile. It could be yours or it could be of someone you love or care about. I enjoyed reading the poem and the description of happiness. The quotes you shared are all very Beautiful.

Thanks a lot, Di. God Bless you and keeps you safe and healthy

Much Love!! Peace!

Audrey Hunt from Idyllwild Ca. on June 25, 2021:

Happiness is a choice. I don't think we are meant to experience happiness all the time. But struggles do help us to appreciate those happy moments when they come. I like both of your poems very much.

You make me happy!

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on June 25, 2021:

Your views on happiness are so true. While fleeting, it is worth cultivating.

Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on June 25, 2021:

Happiness is the present moment...today, the receptionist in my place reminded me that it's free and there for the taking.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on June 25, 2021:

Thank you Umesh Ji, for reading and commenting. Much appreciated.

Thank you so much.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on June 25, 2021:

Hello Liz!

Appreciate you for taking the time to read and comment on this poem. I am glad that you liked it. Much appreciated. Have a good day and thank you.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on June 25, 2021:

Thank you M G Singh Ji, for reading and appreciating the poem. I agree with your thoughts.

Appreciate your time here. Many thanks for commenting.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on June 25, 2021:

Very clever writing in your two offerings. I love this different writing from you. Philosophy is one of my favorite ways to spend time. Well done!

manatita44 from london on June 25, 2021:

You have become philosophical, my Sweet. Or was it always there? Lovely quotes and inspirational write. Om Shanti!

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on June 25, 2021:

I loved everything you wrote about happiness, Chitrangada. The poem is lovely, and your thoughts on happiness are something I fully agree with. I like the last quotes as well.

Thank you for sharing.

Blessings.

Rozlin from UAE on June 25, 2021:

Beautiful poem, Chitra di. I Enjoyed reading it. Happiness is a state of mind, within us. Be happy like a child for no reason. Thanks for sharing this beautiful hub. Stay safe and happy. May God bless you with lots of happiness you deserve.

Umesh Chandra Bhatt from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on June 25, 2021:

Beautiful poem. Well composed.

Liz Westwood from UK on June 25, 2021:

Interesting thoughts on happiness encapsulated well in a well-crafted poem.

MG Singh emge from Singapore on June 25, 2021:

Wonderful! Happiness is a state of the mind and that us the truth.Well done

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