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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I suspect that the only reason no one has taken the time to comment on this piece of your heart penned to page that, in utter simplicity, defines how to be at peace in this life, is because there are only a few people in the world who now know who Leo Tolstoy was, much less invested in the time to read his great works of art ... Well done ... It is nice to know that I am not alone in the world, as one who has read all of Tolstoy's works in my younger days, devouring his biography, and immersing myself in the vast rewarding pages of War & Peace ... Well done ...

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Airafh

1 Year Ago

Thank you Sir. Tolstoy was a legend.
Marvin Thomas Cox-Flynn's Articles

1 Year Ago

No ... You are mistaken my young friend ... He is a legend ... His biography is a most revealing and.. read more
Airafh

1 Year Ago

Yes HE IS and will always 'BE' :)



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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 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Airafh

2 Months Ago

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

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Airafh

2 Months Ago

Thank you so much Sami.
Sami Khalil

2 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


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

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 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Airafh

2 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 1 Year Ago


Airafh

1 Year Ago

Thanks Drak.. I look forward
A good write. I like the quote from Tolstoy. Thank you for sharing with us...:)...................

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Airafh

1 Year Ago

Thank you . appreciate your review.
Sami Khalil

1 Year Ago

You are welcome. ....:))))))
I suspect that the only reason no one has taken the time to comment on this piece of your heart penned to page that, in utter simplicity, defines how to be at peace in this life, is because there are only a few people in the world who now know who Leo Tolstoy was, much less invested in the time to read his great works of art ... Well done ... It is nice to know that I am not alone in the world, as one who has read all of Tolstoy's works in my younger days, devouring his biography, and immersing myself in the vast rewarding pages of War & Peace ... Well done ...

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Airafh

1 Year Ago

Thank you Sir. Tolstoy was a legend.
Marvin Thomas Cox-Flynn's Articles

1 Year Ago

No ... You are mistaken my young friend ... He is a legend ... His biography is a most revealing and.. read more
Airafh

1 Year Ago

Yes HE IS and will always 'BE' :)

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Added on April 25, 2016
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Tags: Happiness, Philospohy

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Airafh
Airafh

Mumbai, Borivali, India



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