Treasure Island

Sylvia Chidi

(Germany)

Happy


We ate the cafes of Chancery lane
We danced Spanish Salsa in the rain
We spoke of visiting countries like Mexico
Later we listened in tunnels to our echoes

In the darkness of the truth
We searched for our roots
Friends make us happy
Family makes us happy
Good health makes us happy
Wealth makes us happy
Love makes us happy, but why?

We marched the parades in New York City
We attentively listened to war news with pity
We sang songs of freedom by great grandfathers
As we watched a salient fireworks extravaganza

In the discovery of the truth
Each made recovery by thoughtful input
Living makes us happy
Giving makes us happy
Good health makes us happy
Wealth makes us happy
Love makes us the happiest, but why?

We sailed the continental slopes of Asia
We flew from Japan and ended up in Australia
We trekked the sandy lands of the Sahara
And in some countries we traveled by car

And in a breakthrough of the truth
We made friends shaking hands while on foot
It takes a little to be happy
For some an army of little candy
A smile can make one happy
Almost everyone wants to be happy

Freedom makes one happy
Good people make us happy
Not those who treat us badly
Entertainment makes us happy
Love makes us the happiest, but why?

Submitted: Sunday, July 15, 2007
Edited: Monday, March 21, 2011

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  • Marci Made (7/15/2007 1:15:00 PM)

    Because without love, none of these things can be experienced as they are meant to be. Stone cold hearts that lack feeling or emotion are devoid and therein lies your answer..........Love makes us who we are, starting with 'loving ourselves first.' This is wonderful Sylvia..............marci.m. :) (Report) Reply

  • Jemarie Ragudo (7/15/2007 6:48:00 AM)

    Your last line is a question. And the answer is that biblically. among faith, hope and love, the greatest is love. (Report) Reply

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