Happiness Isn't Fleeting
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Happiness Isn't Fleeting

An original poem about happiness and holding onto the feeling. It isn't easy, but it isn't fleeting either!

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Happiness Isn't Fleeting

Hey readers! The theme for this week's poem is choosing your happiness against all odds. Life is never something that is easily navigated. However, I wrote this with the intention to give someone else hope to accomplish whatever they set their mind to. Whatever you feel when you think about what makes you happy, hold on tight and don't let go. You're worth it. Many happy vibes to you all!


In the distance, I see it

Is it a figment of my imagination

Or is it something reality gave to me willingly?

I pondered why I would have such illusions

Why something like this would come about

It bothers me in slight

That what I wanted was really in sight

My mind goes into overdrive

It spins like a plane's engine

I stare blankly into the sky

And begin to wonder once more: 'how? Why?'

Isn't it a shame that when ideal things happen

We try to think about how they could

Like our own happiness is misunderstood

I winced a bit and held my breath for a beat

If I was going to make this come true,

There was little room for retreat

I walked cautiously to that glimmer

The light that stood in the dark

With shaky hands, I held out into that bright space

And like a moth to the flame, felt a heated embrace

It was strange and new

Perplexed on what I should do,

I closed my eyes and walked further in

The coziness of it all

Began to register within

I wanted to stay here awhile

Visualize what I had been seeking

Without me ever speaking, I heard something say

'Hold on to this feeling, even when you feel it's fleeting.'

From whom the voice came, I couldn't say

But, yes, implanting this emotion seemed a promising way

I thought about how cold I felt before

How many times I kicked myself down

And just like a downpour

A tear trickled on my face without a sound

Holding on to more than the feeling was needed

My happiness shouldn't be released

On bated breath, I pause and choose

The happiness I was afraid to lose

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