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Happiness Is Just Like-Poems

Nithya Venkat enjoys writing about nature and different aspects of life in the form of poetic verses.

Happiness-Being Happy

Happiness-Being Happy

"Happiness Is Just Like" is a poem written in response to the word prompt “Happy” given by Brenda Arledge, a dear friend, and fellow writer in the “Words Prompt Help Creativity-Week 54”.

Every week Brenda Arledge generously shares a prompt to inspire us, writers, to put pen to paper and let our imagination fly.

Thank you, Brenda, for inspiring me to write.

Happiness means many things to many people.

What is happiness? For many, happiness is mostly conditional-

“I will be happy if I get a promotion.”

“I will be happy if I pass with a distinction.”

“I will be so happy if I get that award.”

Here happiness depends on the big “If.” If that certain thing you want does not happen, happiness disappears into thin air. Happiness is when you love what you have instead of thinking about what you don’t have.

Happiness is living in the moment and enjoying life, sharing, caring, and giving. It comes from being kind and helping people.

The meaning of happiness is beautifully stated by Henry David Thoreau -“Happiness is like a butterfly; the more you chase it, the more it will evade you, but if you notice the other things around you, it will gently come and sit on your shoulder.”

Happiness Is Just Like


Is just like the sunshine

Lighting up the forest

Chasing shadows away


Is just like a flood of light

Streaming through the window

Unveiling views

Showcasing nature

Ethereal beauty

Of golden grass

Colorful leaves

The swaying branches

Gently caressing

Nudging one another

Chatting whispering

Leaves sharing secrets

Of happenings

Happiness is just like

Happy couples

Walking hand in hand

A marriage proposal

Floating in the air

Children playing

Climbing to the treetop

Swinging on branches

Plucking ripe fruits

Merrily laughing

Happiness is just like

Children playing with marbles

The sun bouncing off the glass

Bursting into myriad hues

A pleasant day

For a picnic in the park

Happiness is just like

The heart overflowing

Overflowing with love

Spreading happiness joy

Filling the world

With kindness

Warmth and love

All this is

Happiness forever to last

Happiness forever

Happiness forever

Happy - an Acrostic Poem

Harmonious relationships in play

Appreciating each note, high and low in life

Poignant memories treasured to relive another day

Positive words encouraging each other to carry on

Young in spirit and soul, spreading goodness

With all this, happiness can be found.

Live in the present, and appreciate each day. Each day is a gift; seek happiness in each and every moment.

© 2022 Nithya Venkat

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