Happiness Is...

Happiness Is...

A Poem by Allen Smuckler

a warm gun...



                                    Happiness Is...  


a warm sun

                                                   a moral thought

                                                      a nourishing meal

                                                        a better price


                          Happiness is ...


   a sweet smell

                                                     a pretty girl

                                                       a good book

                                                        a piece of fruit


                                   Happiness is...


                                                 a new song

                                                  a loving mate

                                                   a popular play        

                                                     a soothing hug


                             Happiness is…


                                          a kind word

                                            a caressing smile

                                              a day at the beach

                                                a stroll in the woods


anything that makes you radiate inside

affects those around you

allows you to reflect

entreats you to give back

plus a lasting peace.....


all this and more

is happiness.........to me




© 2012 Allen Smuckler

Author's Note

Allen Smuckler
Every once in awhile, I repost an older write so I might receive feedback from new friends (old ones too if you care to). I try not to send read requests to those who have already read and or commented. In this case, because of the last couple "less than happy" writes...I thought I would reinvigorate my soul by sharing this. Thanks for indulging me. allen
written: April 19, 2000
revised: January 20, 2009 (Inauguration Day)
image photo: niece Leni with son Ben (Thanksgiving 2008)
interior image photo: Siesta Keys (Sarasota), FL (February 2011)

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Aw. It's truly an uplifting write.
Thank you. I needed this.

Posted 4 Years Ago

This was such a free flowing poetry...it was like a clear little stream whistling & singing it's own song & making it's own way unhindered!

Posted 5 Years Ago

A lot of heart... we do place value on little things.

Posted 5 Years Ago

Happiness is all those things, and happiness is all those things with God in your heart!

Posted 5 Years Ago

this is a beautifully, well written poem

Posted 5 Years Ago

'... a pretty girl' REALLY? you are going to have to explain that to me one day.

Happiness is… a warm blanket on a cold night (I am in Canada so that is happiness for everyone here)

This poem made me smile throughout reading it. The images are a absolutely beautiful.

Posted 5 Years Ago

OHH I really like this one beautiful

Posted 5 Years Ago

Happiness can indeed mean alot to some. Sometimes it is just one thing setting it's self apart from the rest which makes all else seem dull or just things. You can love to do many things...but only really happy doing just one. That's not to say multi-tasking isn't an avenue too... ;)

Posted 6 Years Ago

Allen Smuckler

6 Years Ago

I actually have a part two to this poem that I'm debating posting....plus I already posted "Hap.. read more
Shy Girl

6 Years Ago

Spreading joy as you do so often is a very good thing. It's refreshing after some loss or gloomy spo.. read more
This is glorious! For it sails through the ideal of happiness, yes, but also holds the turn around at the end...this is what happiness is to you and happiness is truly a personal perspective isn't it?
Gorgeous poem hon xoxo

Posted 6 Years Ago

Nice photo, nice write of happiness and it's descriptions.

Posted 6 Years Ago

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Added on July 22, 2011
Last Updated on July 6, 2012


Allen Smuckler
Allen Smuckler

Sarasota, FL

I'm a poet, a singer, a peaceful gunslinger.. looking to share my poetry..and a little bit of me...if I dare I 've been writing since I was 18.... am slightly older now, and still trying to fin.. more..


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