Monday, March 8, 2010

Happiness?

As a Child When I was asked
“ Are you Happy?”
I had thought…
…Papa brought sweets for me
Mother forgave my misadventures,
Sisters did my home work, dressed me up
Combed my hair,
and sent me out to play
And I had answered, “ Yes, I am Happy’.

As an adolescent when I was asked
“ Are you Happy?”
I was excited…
..Lots of freedom to wander around,
Someone special who felt concerned
Lots of dreams in my gleaming eyes,
A few handshakes with success
Everything looked fine ,
So I had said , “Yes I am Happy”.

As an adult When I was asked
“ Are you Happy?”
I had wondered…
..All those fake friends around
Invisible stabbings at my back
Most people indifferent
Perpetually weakening social fiber,
Unreal faces , false smiles,
I got confused and didn’t answer

After many years in to adulthood
Today when I am asked
“ Are you Happy?”
I don’t have to think
For, now I know Happiness lies inside me
It’s accepting contradictions with humility
It’s my positive reactions to things around,
It’s purely my own state of mind
I answer, “Yes, I am truly Happy.”

And I know I am. And it’s here to stay………

14 comments:

  1. What an answer to the question "Are you Happy?" I liked my childhood want to relive my happy days again.
    A very valuable lesson flows from your writing and that is 'Happiness lies inside me'. I might have read this many a times before but here in your writing I could relate it with myself. Thanks a lot Rameshji.

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  2. Well Rajat, keep your inspirational comments on.. these are so emboldening... instead of spreading any stupid virus, how happy it would be if we all learn to spread Happiness at ease..

    God bless you!

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  3. I don’t have to think
    For, now I know Happiness lies inside me
    It’s accepting contradictions with humility
    It’s my positive reactions to things around,..


    divine words.
    well done.
    we mature from childhood to adulthood.

    Thanks for the participation, have fun!

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  4. Beautiful, Ramesh. I know this is true--that happiness lies within us but sometimes I forget and don't feel it at all.

    Thank you for this reminder.

    Gayle ~

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  5. So true!

    We each are in complete control of our inner self. When I meet someone who is not content, I know they have lost their way.

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  6. Enjoyed how happiness has perspectives according to age!
    Especially love the final realisation that"
    "...now I know Happiness lies inside me
    It’s accepting contradictions with humility..."
    A beautiful piece!

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  7. A friend told me that as a child he thought that if he was not crying then he must be happy... it is only after experiencing unhappiness outside that we learn to find it inside... Beautiful poem...

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  8. Well said! Happiness is a state of mind and we can seek it out of a positive outlook:)Happy new year!

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  9. What every human undergoes...Nice message and very true that happiness lies only inside us :)

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  10. :) lessons in life makes an optimistic you! thanks ramesh.. mine for this thursday- http://fiveloaf.wordpress.com/2010/02/14/hunger/

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  12. very very nice poem..........really superb....

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  13. Yes....Happiness lies within self!!! Superb....

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