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The Search For Happiness

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Poet deVine
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0 posted 08-12-99 12:36 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Poet deVine


All of her today woes
were pushing happiness away
She thought when she got married,
she would never feel that way

A child was going to bring
such fulfillment and true joy
but now she thinks "when they’re older,
my life, I will then enjoy"

She thought when she got a job
it would mean true happiness
but now she thinks the next job
will bring her joy not stress.

And next month a new car
is her happiness goal
Maybe a boat next year,
will be finally make her whole

As she drives home each night
she plans for that ‘someday time’
when life is perfect in every way
and there are no mountains left to climb.

Sadly, she never found
the happiness she desired
for she was killed in an accident
her time here had expired

© Copyright 1999 Poet deVine - All Rights Reserved
Sally S.
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1 posted 08-12-99 12:51 PM       View Profile for Sally S.   Email Sally S.   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sally S.

I for one am afraid time is passing me by...this is a very thought provoking poem. I no longer dream of "what if's"...I go out and make things happen..perhaps this poem will help others realize that they too need to realize that. Fine work, poet.
DreamEvil
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2 posted 08-12-99 02:13 PM       View Profile for DreamEvil   Email DreamEvil   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit DreamEvil's Home Page   View IP for DreamEvil

Excellently sad, my Lady devine.

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Shall I indulge in flights of fancy hampered by clipped wings?
DreamEvil©


Andrew Scott
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3 posted 08-12-99 02:18 PM       View Profile for Andrew Scott   Email Andrew Scott   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Andrew Scott

Make the most of the time you have and the things you got. Don't sweat the small stuff, because you never know when its your time to punch out. I sort of came at this same notion with something titled "A Lucky Guy." Thanks for sharing.
JP
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4 posted 08-12-99 02:26 PM       View Profile for JP   Email JP   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JP's Home Page   View IP for JP

Wonderfully written PDV, such sweet sadness of selfish craving.... Siddartha would be proud.

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Dum spiro, spero
JP

JANNA
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5 posted 08-12-99 03:33 PM       View Profile for JANNA   Email JANNA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JANNA

Wow, that is very thought provoking...helps you put things in perspective...awesome work!
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on the threshold of a dream


6 posted 08-12-99 03:39 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

None of us are guaranteed another moment... great poem!
Poet deVine
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7 posted 08-12-99 03:54 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Thank you all.  This was written for a friend who tries to live each day to the fullest.  He is a joy to be with - never bemoans his fate and keeps us all on an upbeat track.  
Toerag
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8 posted 08-12-99 04:00 PM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

Poet....sad...but was really really well done kid!
elvira
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9 posted 08-12-99 05:07 PM       View Profile for elvira   Email elvira   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for elvira

an important message and a very well written poem  
Poet deVine
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10 posted 08-12-99 07:09 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Toerag - I will be yours forever for calling me a kid! Now if you'll excuse me, the attendents here at the Shady Rest Home want me to take my Geritol! (this home is specifically for Shady Ladies as there is not a tree in sight!)
WhtDove
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11 posted 08-12-99 07:39 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

I liked this very much. It does make you stop and think. Though what I get from it is stop looking to everything in the future to make you happy, be happy now! Too many times we depend upon material things to bring us so much joy. Thanks for the point to ponder!
Nan
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12 posted 08-12-99 07:45 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Profoundly exceptional.... or is it exceptionally profound....
Well, it's one of those....
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13 posted 10-04-2002 05:12 PM       View Profile for bsquirrel   Email bsquirrel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for bsquirrel

A darkness, a sadness,
a joy of writing
and craft.
*Stubby*
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14 posted 10-11-2002 08:19 PM       View Profile for *Stubby*   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for *Stubby*

life is to short now is the time thankyou
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GOD! THis is heartbreaking!
 
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