Is It Happiness ?

Is It Happiness ? long poem

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I know not what Happiness is
I suppose it must be when I was an infant
sucking mother’s breast milk in hunger

I don’t know what happiness is all about
may be what I felt when I became topper in the school

I feel I am not competent to understand what happiness is
I suppose it was the moment when I won the Prize for outstanding
achiever amongst hundreds of competitors

I really can’t define what happiness is
I feel it is when my parents shed happy
tears on me becoming a father

I do feel happiness is opposite of sorrow
which may be true when I stretched my hand to help the poor
and destitute begging for food and saw a glow on his face

I am sure happiness can be felt and not expressed
when I experienced a divine feeling while saving
someone unknown to me from jaws of death

A unique feeling while helping others
an uneasy situation while accepting favours
from others I think is how the happiness is defined

I am convinced one’s happiness lies
in overcoming the turmoils one faces in life
by fighting tooth and nail and finally emerging triumphant

Happiness will surely happen when one has
passion towards his creative skill
irrespective of whether he is accepted or rewarded

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I am a retired Engineer from the Government of Karnataka and now 64 year old. post retirement I fancied to write in 3 languages namely English,Hindi and kannada. I have written several poems,short stories etc and have published two books namely ""Tri bhasha Kritigalu and Rampys vision on lifes mission and now it has become passion for me to continue writing. I have also developed several software computer programmes covering Technical,medical and general programmes
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Savi Mani
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wonderful poem Ramapriya sir, what a beautiful thought…while commenting on your poems, i was also noticing you are inching towards your magnificent century…just like the one poem you had written, you are stepping towards the 100th poem publication, i dont know if any other member of this group has done that……..i wish you all the best and pray that you hit the magnificent century soon……all the best………best regards

ammu sachariah
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a brilliant writing .

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