BE

BE

A Poem by Airafh

Seek you what?
For you have a lot;
A mother to care
A father to no compare;
A roof on your head 
To sleep a soft bed;
Plenty food on the platter
What else does matter?
Yet you beseech for something more 
And immense yourself to find that other door;
Far you may go as you want
The emptiness in you would still haunt;
For happiness is made and never found
Untangle it from the bits and it will always linger around;
Look for it in the utmost simplicity
and never will you find yourself in pity;
And as Tolstoy's words often come to me
" If you want to be happy, BE"

© 2017 Airafh



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Zoe
The ever-increasing greediness in humans, I doubt, can ever be cured. Greed is their creed, seriously. Few are those who find joy in the most simplest of things and are never querulous about the thrifty but satisfying lives they live. I loved the theme, and the poem also. Great work!

Posted 8 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Airafh

4 Months Ago

Much apprecited Zoe.



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Loved the thought it was based on, really inspiring.
Good rhyming
And a wise addition of Tolstoy's words

Posted 2 Months Ago


A simple yet powerful poem! Thank you for making me smile and for lifting me up on such a gloomy day :)

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Airafh

4 Months Ago

Thank you for your kind words :)
I really like the way you wrote this uplifting message for someone who might be in the doldrums & not realizing how many things there are to be thankful for, even in the worst of times. Your rhyming is good & your rhythm is mostly good, except for a couple lines that go on a little long & break up the rhythm. But that’s OK, every poem doesn’t need to be perfectly structured. I’d rather see a poem that’s sincere & heartfelt than one which is hammered into a poetic format until it hasn’t anymore life (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 4 Months Ago


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Airafh

4 Months Ago

Thank you very much for this contructive feedback, you are right I just could not mould those couple.. read more
Airafh

4 Months Ago

fit it in the poetic form*
the poem consists of very inspiring words...
the poem is about common, ordinary life of a person

Posted 8 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

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Zoe
The ever-increasing greediness in humans, I doubt, can ever be cured. Greed is their creed, seriously. Few are those who find joy in the most simplest of things and are never querulous about the thrifty but satisfying lives they live. I loved the theme, and the poem also. Great work!

Posted 8 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Airafh

4 Months Ago

Much apprecited Zoe.
Beautifully written poem! Great job writing all the things that matter and express the discontent we so often feel. "For happiness is made and never found..." Great ending as well, flows nicely and hits home the central idea. Really enjoyed this!

Posted 12 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Airafh

12 Months Ago

Thank you so much for your kind words. :)
Very true and uplifting. Thank goodness that you shared.

Posted 12 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Airafh

12 Months Ago

Thank you so much Sami.
Sami Khalil

12 Months Ago

You are welcome.
Interesting ideas quoted here.. Happiness.. what we seek all our lives but never value when we have it.. always wanting more... Great write! Nice reading it..

Posted 1 Year Ago


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Airafh

1 Year Ago

Thank you very much for your views. appreciate it
Dr. YumnaKay

1 Year Ago

You are welcome :)
A profound write with Tolstoy lingering in your words. Well done!

Posted 2 Years Ago


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Airafh

12 Months Ago

Thank you so much Andrew.
I haven't commented because poems are not my specialty. With that said i'll try to find a master and have theme comment.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Airafh

2 Years Ago

Thanks Drak.. I look forward

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Added on April 25, 2016
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Tags: Happiness, Philospohy

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Airafh

Mumbai, India



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