A Lesson Of Life (Happiness)

(dedicated to Ms. Patricia Petibon, a great soprano)

Where is happiness?
Why it doesn't show up lately?
Why it doesn't sound lately?
Why it doesn't feel lately?

or we don't know it
don't feel it anymore
don't see it anymore
don't want it anymore

Who's deserve it?
Who's need it?
Who's deny it?
Who's is it?

it feels
when you feels
someone else
feels it

it sounds
when you hears
someone else
sings it

it shows
when you sees
someone else
paints it

it rounds
when you are there
with someone else
works on it

it depends
how much you care
how much you dare
how much you need

it fragrances
in the blossom
of your flowers, your forests
of your smiles, your gardens

it dances
in the charming
of your pets, your seas
of your laughs, your children

it walks
in the colorful
of your trees, your lakes
of your rivers, your mountains

it jumps
in the joyful
of your Birthday, your parents
of your beloved, your friends

everyone deserve it
everyone need it
no one deny it
nothing like it

by Ahmad Shiddiqi

Comments (4)

lovely.....lovely indeed :)
God has created humanbeing out of extreme happiness.Entire creation was created for the welfare of mankind.Some feels it.Majority do not.Dear siddiqui, theme of your poem is good.On happiness there are millions of word.Make it a poem, not a statement.
YOU NEVER FAIL TO AMAZE. ANOTHER BEAUTY WITH OODLES OF TRUTH IN EVERY LINE. THANK YOU. CAROL
This a favorite of mine that you have penned