Happy

People constantly ask me
Why do I always seem so happy?
Irrespective of whatever happened in life
If there was conflict within me, and strife
I'm always known to be happy
At least that's what everybody sees

Right since childhood, I've been the sunshine girl
Joy and happiness all around me lay curled
One by one, too many deaths in the family
Followed by the teenage years that came so suddenly
But sure, I've always been happy
Life has never really been that crappy

Right from the early years, mom taught me
To hold on to Jesus ever so tightly
Do everything with passion and integrity
And to this date, that has been my ecstacy
Even when I was desperate for a job, no quarters in my bowl
I rejected a few decent ones that didn't allow me to feel whole

Do what you love; love what you do
Usually this is recited only by a priviledged few
I worked months at a place that did'nt pay me a penny
All along, my only consideration was that it made me happy
Day and night, seven days a week
God's got me covered; I don't need to seek

It's not like I've never seen sorrow or pain
And sure, I've indulged in all things vain
I can paint a pretty picture
Transform things that are sinister
My face, my body or just paper as canvas
Anything that gets you through the madness

Many claim I'm far from reality
In a way that's true; but I'm the one who's happy
Yes, it's true; I live in a fantasy bubble
But out there, nothing really seems to trouble
I live amidst unicorns, mermaids and fairies
That is my senerne happy place, my sanctuary

When I look around, so many need you to cut them some slack
Instead, people just stab them all the more and attack
I look around and I see how people are hurting
And sometimes that can be overwhelming and disconcerting
It's like when someone charges me a little extra, I ponder upon the 'why'
And maybe I just desire a utopian world, so I rationalize for them to the sky

But honestly, I'm always happy
This is my state perpetually
I may have mood swings momentarily
But, my general state of being is happy
Money comes; money goes
Health is here; tomorrow who knows?

You see, I've already tasted it all
Money and luxury can bring about downfall
But unless you've tasted its nectar, you'd never know
Have your own experience; from me don't borrow
Money brings in security; it solves a few problems
After your basics are satiated, there are far worse goblins

Those ain't going away with things from your wallet
Peace, joy and love - you can't really purchase or collect
These are the basics: food, shelter and clothing
Then revel in the glory of the power of purchasing
But after that, it's heart and mind coherence
And if you can't tame that, it causes a mighty disturbance

Negative emotions can destroy you to the core
Anger, misery, jealousy, hatred; I do'nt need those anymore
So I live my life in a state of happiness
Living every moment as divine bliss
Think about it, however bad, no moment lasts forever
So feel the full extent of every endeavour

Good or bad, it's going to end
Every experience is God-sent
You'll never be lovelier than you are today
And yesterday is already far away
I put a premium on peace and joy
These things are precious to me, unlike toys

So, I'm always happy
And turn away from things that seem contradictory
My state of mind is far more important
I'll never let my heart and soul brew in the rotten
I am just grateful for the rich experiences
I have seen, heard and been part of so many differences

So, just be happy
Yes, exactly like me
Because tomorrow is not guaranteed
So once again I plead
Don't hurt anybody. Be at peace; stay happy
Just concentrate on being ...happy!
- RUELHA
www.ruelha.com
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Disclaimer: This poem is purely literary. Please read it with an open mind and out of respect for the written word. To me, writing is my life. There is nothing I love more. I have a very creative imagination. Most of my poems do not hint at my life/situation. Kindly refrain from drawing such parallels. Much of what I write is purely fictional. Situations and examples may be hypothetical. I have always written about topics I am passionate about – Christianity, makeup, melancholic poetry, food, romance, women’s issues, soulful music, narratives, etc. Given the circumstances, my gender, situation, geography, etc., I feel the need to put up a disclaimer every time I write a romantic/melancholic/intense piece! Everyone is entitled to an opinion. But, please don’t interpret this poem in a disrespectful manner. That is just my humble request. Please extend me the grace of excusing typos if you notice any. I seldom ever edit due to time constraints. My writings may contain material unsuitable for children.

It might seem crazy what I am 'bout to say
Sunshine she's here, you can take a break
I'm a hot air balloon that could go to space
With the air, like I don't care, baby by the way
Huh (Because I'm happy)
Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof
(Because I'm happy)
Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth
(Because I'm happy)
Clap along if you know what happiness is to you
(Because I'm happy)
Clap along if you feel like that's what you wanna do
Here come bad news talking this and that (Yeah)
Well give me all you got, don't hold back (Yeah)
Well I should probably warn you I'll be just fine (Yeah)
No offence to you don't waste your time
Here's why
Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof
(Because I'm happy)
Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth
(Because I'm happy)
Clap along if you know what happiness is to you
(Because I'm happy)
Clap along if you feel like that's what you wanna do
Uh, bring me down
Can't nothing, bring me down
My level's too high to bring me down
Can't nothing, bring me down, I said
Bring me down, can't nothing
Bring me down
My level's too high to bring me down
Can't nothing, bring me down, I said
Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof
(Because I'm happy)
Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth
(Because I'm happy)
Clap along if you know what happiness is to you
(Because I'm happy)
Clap along if you feel like that's what you wanna do
Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof
(Because I'm happy)
Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth
(Because I'm happy)
Clap along if you know what happiness is to you
(Because I'm happy)
Clap along if you feel like that's what you wanna do
Uh, bring me down (Happy, happy, happy, happy)
Can't nothing (Happy, happy, happy, happy)
Bring me down, my level's too high
To bring me down (Happy, happy, happy, happy)
Can't nothing (Happy, happy, happy, happy)
Bring me down, I said
Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof
(Because I'm happy)
Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth
(Because I'm happy)
Clap along if you know what happiness is to you (ayy, ayy, ayy)
(Because I'm happy)
Clap along if you feel like that's what you wanna do
Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof
(Because I'm happy)
Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth
(Because I'm happy)
Clap along if you know what happiness is to you (hey)
(Because I'm happy)
Clap along if you feel like that's what you wanna do
Come on

20 Comments

  1. Dear Ru, this becomes one of my favourite. 💞💞💞 So rightly said, each line speaks thousand words… I love the whole poem together with your beautiful picture. 😘😘😘 Happy to read that you are happy. Sending you loads of love and hugs. ❤️❤️🤗🤗🤗🤗

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    1. My dear sweet Preeths. I’m so glad you like this piece. You are very kind…..sending you a lot more love ……xoxoxoxooxoxoxooxooxoxooxo take care dear one

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  2. Oh my Gosh Dear Rue It Has Been The Happiest Day of my

    Life And This is Just The Cherry on Top of the IceCream

    Nearing The End of the Night of Course Every Day

    is the Happiest Day of My Life

    Now Yet Today is Just

    Special For Everyone

    Has Been So Very

    Kind and Loving to me…

    And Oh my Goodness the
    Gift of Your Poetry Always And
    Oh Lord i Showed Katrina Your Photo

    She Said You Look Like An Elegant Cover
    Girl So Beautiful on A Magazine Cover that

    You Create Here Just Like Your Poetry Always
    A Stellar Work of Art You Give and Share With the
    World Free Such A Noble Way of Life You LiVE iNDeed

    i Believe The Happiest

    People Love the Joy

    In Others they See

    Most And They Will
    Do Whatever it Takes Even
    Moving Mountains to Lift Others
    Up if that is Necessary And Yes the
    Happiness Just Flows in Fair Winds
    And Following Seas my FRiEnD And Oh
    My Gosh Twice Dear Rue So Excited to See
    You Picked out the ‘Happy Song’ For Your Happy
    Poem About Life Yet True That Was my First Choice
    Yet i Do Not Want to Copy Any Part of Your Original
    Art Work Here So i am Going With ‘Ball Room Blitz’ a
    Bit of An Older Wilder Happy Song From Years Before

    You Are Born

    Of Course

    i’ve Practically

    Been Here Forever

    As i’m Gonna Go With

    A Barry Manilow Song Now

    As i am Feeling That Mellow

    Feeling of Love As It Becomes
    The Foundation

    of Soul

    Yes Music

    Dear FRiEnD

    Feeling Love Forever

    As The Very First Song

    As Soul Becomes Spirit

    of God We Play Alive

    The Songs of Love

    So Very Special

    my FRiEnD

    For

    True i Write
    The Songs That
    Make me Cry a Smile
    That Breathes me Alive
    Inhaling Peace As You Sing
    Exhaling Love With me Young
    Again Although i Am Very Old

    You are Picture Perfect in Every Way

    And Deserve A Song of A Soul To Die For

    All the Young Men Must Have Done Seeing

    Your Eyes Such a Stellar Flight Attendant Angel

    to Serve

    a Cocktail

    A Mile High

    Oh How Many

    Dreams You Were to
    So Many And Here is the
    Gift of You on The Album Cover of Your Soul

    i Am Truly So Pleased To Write This Song With You Dear FRiEnD…

    And Hehe This Turned out Totally Different Than i Expected Yet That

    Is How Original Creativity Breathes it Only Dances Sings Truth Deep Within…:)

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    1. Wow, the happiest day of your life! What happened? Sounds like you had an awesome day Fred. I’m so glad for you. @Katie, thank you sooo much. Those are very kind words. It is a very uplifting song indeed. I wouldn’t mind the same song Fred. 🙂 🙂 🙂

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      1. SMiles Dear Rue Ever Day
        Is A Happiest Day Showering All
        Of Existence

        With Love That

        Day Was Just

        One of Those

        Days

        The Rain

        Came Back

        to me For It is
        True When We Love
        It All We Really Can’t
        Expect The Same Return

        From Others in
        Investment As it
        The Giving Alone
        Fulfilling The

        Promise

        Of Making
        Ever Day

        A Happy one my
        FRiEnD For Real

        Flavored With Love
        Exhaling With All

        The Wonderful

        Peace
        To inhale

        Thank You With SMiles☺️

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