Prabhakar Subramaniam

Happiness - Poem by Prabhakar Subramaniam

Overnight everything changed
Everyone smiled at everyone else
As if all grudges, insults, and debts
Had been written off
As if everyone had realised
That differences were only so deep
That inside it was one deep-breathing ocean
That nothing need be hoarded
Hidden, buried and stashed away
As whatever was asked for was given
And nothing was wanted
As everything could be had
As if everyone saw as if in a flash
That this could be the last day
They were meeting
And tomorrow they could all be gone

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Poem Submitted: Monday, September 9, 2013

Poem Edited: Tuesday, September 10, 2013

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