Poem Hunter
# Happiness
MA (March 27,1951 / India)

# Happiness

Poem By Mamta Agarwal

I am no Christ, Buddha or Gandhi
Or a wandering fakir or sanyasi.
I am an ordinary human being,
If someone slaps me
I cannot turn the other cheek.
I don't think it makes me weak.

I find it difficult to walk
On the eight fold path.
I have no lofty mission
To free mankind of suffering.

If I can make one person smile,
It makes me feel satisfied.
For I can not spread happiness and cheer,
If I am miserable and full of fear.

I cannot be totally selfless,
And efface my identity.
I owe it to myself to love me,
I don’t care if others feel

I am selfish.
Happiness is not something
You can achieve
Merely for the asking.

With experience you will find
It is a state of mind,
You attain when you make peace
With what is.

Once the awareness comes,
You are no longer feverish and
Others naturally feel comfort
In your company.

User Rating: 2,9 / 5 ( 17 votes ) 5

Comments (5)

'If I can make one person smile, It makes me feel satisfied'..I agree with you, we cannot be perfect but we can try to be better..to try to make the world a little shinier by our deeds.Only giving can make the person happy even if we are selfish sometimes, but it is just a human...10+
mamtaji, mahabharata says: happiness is th result of good conduct...
though at present I cannot fully agree with you, , what u have written is the ultimate reality.......no one follows us when we die, only the fruits of our good and bad deeds(Punya & Papa) . A great poem indeed.
very true and Human...benevolent too...as mr. Harris mentioned we can relate it to ourselves....again great thinking....
Mamta, this is a real gem to find. I can relate to everything you have said within this poem. A real sparkling gem. Top marks and thanks for sharing it my friend. David