Happiness is a choice, not a result. Nothing will make you happy until you choose to be happy. No person will make you happy unless you decide to be happy. Your happiness will not come to you. It can only come from you.
-- Ralph Marston
As a young dude I thought of happiness a lot
thinking how to bypass reasons to feel great
then I received this spur of intuition, or what
telling me bluntly just to feel it -- not to wait.
World's consensus called it a state to be deserved
with hard work, possessions, and ambitious strife
certainly not something to be on a platter served
but that was exactly what I prescribed for my life.
Not that I got spared of hardships and of pain
but that was in curriculum of my life school
more like gym for my heart and my brain
well, I just couldn't end up as a sad fool.
So I practiced happiness till I was blissed
whenever I would want that frequency high
it's simply much better than feeling all pissed
any crappy emotion released with a good sigh.
I have been told that such happiness was phony
believe it or not they made it sound like a crime
but I never cared much for that jealous baloney
just nonchalantly shrugged it every single time.
When you think of it -- it's quite crazy
people don't criticize skill of athlete
but hate it as their mind looks lazy
witnessing a simple willpower feat.
To me happiness is not an item on a sale
neither do I beg for it with an extended hat
I'm happy whether coin lands on head or tail
in this heart I'm just purring like self-spoiled cat.
© 2022 Val Karas