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The Happiness Poem - Is Happiness Even Attainable?

Joyette Fabien wrote poetry in her youth. Not much of a talker, poetry became her primary response to life's ups and downs.

Somewhere Out There Is My Happiness


What really is Happiness?

Success, Prosperity, Victory, Worldly Gain

Excitement, Exuberance, Delight

Inner Peace, Contentment, Pleasure

Which of these constitutes


Is it one or two or three of them

Or do they all come together to bring


Is Happiness even worth searching for?

Is Happiness worth all this heartbreak, this soul searching

This forbearance, this sacrifice, this murder of the psyche

This frequent torrent of bitter recriminations

This myth, this vague thing called


The quest for happiness is a difficult road to travel

So is it worth the pain, this illusion that’s


It's Just an Illusion, Let it Go!

It’s easy to just give up searching for something so uncertain

Who knows, it might simply be the mirage

Of lonely hearts; of yearning spirits

This elusive dream; this fantasy this


But even after my many resolutions to let it be, to keep my peace

I’m always impelled to try again for at least a glimpse of


Better to Persevere Than live to Regret

Indeed, there’s nothing to be gained from giving up

Never to discover what might have been

But in persevering, perhaps, just perhaps

One might obtain a little taste of


So on I go from day to day, moment to moment

Yearning, seeking, forging forward in pursuit of



What's Your Take on Happiness?

Reflective Poems

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    So many people have wasted their lives away in loneliness unable to find that kindred spirit out there for them. Happily, in this internet era, online dating and chat rooms have made it possible for persons to find their kindred spirits.
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    Sometimes two people's paths cross and they connect in such a manner that it feels like they were meant for each other. At the same time, insurmountable obstacles can force them apart to find their separate destinies.

© 2022 Joyette Helen Fabien

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