Juan Olivarez

(september 12 / nyssa oregon)

Happiness


Happiness is being home again,
Happiness is walking in the rain.
Happiness is waking with no pain.

Happiness to see my humble home,
Happiness at not being alone,
Happiness to sit, and not to roam.

Happiness is family to me,
Happiness in the faces, I longed to see,
Happiness is once more being free.

6/12/10 29 palms ca.

Submitted: Saturday, June 12, 2010

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  • Valerie Dohren (7/9/2013 2:15:00 PM)

    I think you got so many hits on this Juan because of its title - everyone is looking for happiness, and you have described it so well here. Well done. (Report) Reply

  • Terence George Craddock (12/22/2010 11:08:00 AM)

    A beautiful summary of simple pleasures
    which shine beams of happiness into receptive
    hearts who appreciate home and family values.

    When I return to read this poem from time to time
    it amazes that no one shares such appreciation.10+ (Report) Reply

  • Terence George Craddock (12/22/2010 11:08:00 AM)

    A beautiful summary of simple pleasures
    which shine beams of happiness into receptive
    hearts who appreciate home and family values.

    When I return to read this poem from time to time
    it amazes that no one shares such appreciation.10+ (Report) Reply

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