To be Happy

To be Happy

A Poem by TealDreamer

Think happy, be happy?
Yeah, that's a joke
But I think it does get easier
To think happier once you've seen happy

What I mean by that is, It's hard to think happy 
When you can't see a light at the end of the tunnel
I'm not saying once you reach the light
You never get pulled back into that tunnel
But,

The light is closer this time
It's easier to see, it's easier to find again
Closer and closer each time you enter

Until finally you walk freely in
Just strolling through like warm friends
Because you aren't afraid anymore

What I'm saying is you can't just "be happy"
Sometimes it's simply too far away
But it's there

Because that tunnel cannot exist 
Without that light
And Happy can't live without Sad

© 2019 TealDreamer



Author's Note

TealDreamer
Love to hear what you think, good or bad, just be nice. It is more of a spoken word piece but something I felt I wanted to share.

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a simple concept...but a true one. Once we get back to the light from the darkness, we know it is possible and that can make the bad moments not as harsh. And also life is not happy all the time,,,just can't be...and we have to be cognizant of that...the scales balance.
j.

Posted 1 Week Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

TealDreamer

1 Week Ago

Exactly like you are taking the words right out of my head! Thank you for reading!



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Ok this is an interesting piece written in a free verse conversational tone so it flows like listening to someone speaking and is easy on the reader. Filled with construct theories, happy and sad are constructs and have a range of meanings to different people. It is a verse to make one think. It does contain a rather sad undercurrent though as if the protagonist is trying to convince themselves.

Posted 1 Week Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

TealDreamer

1 Week Ago

Love the feedback, I'm glad it got you thinking!
a simple concept...but a true one. Once we get back to the light from the darkness, we know it is possible and that can make the bad moments not as harsh. And also life is not happy all the time,,,just can't be...and we have to be cognizant of that...the scales balance.
j.

Posted 1 Week Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

TealDreamer

1 Week Ago

Exactly like you are taking the words right out of my head! Thank you for reading!
That's something alot of people don't see, it's all about balance. The ups and the downs.

Posted 1 Week Ago


TealDreamer

1 Week Ago

Very true.
This read more like prose than poetry. Simply centering your paragraphs and not using periods does not make prose into poetry.



Posted 1 Week Ago


TealDreamer

1 Week Ago

Yeah, I was thinking it was more like spoken word but I wanted to share it. Thank you for your comme.. read more
David

1 Week Ago

I do it too sometimes.

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Tags: happy, sadness, hope

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