Ralph M.

The Pursuit Of Happiness

Where do people find happiness?
For years people do try to find happiness
Not the fake, false, temporary happiness but
The real and true happiness that is beyond description
The happiness that makes a person truly at ease
The happiness that Adam and Eve had back in the Garden of Eden
To be perfect in every single way
But some think that they can buy happiness...

Do you think that money is your happiness?
They say money makes the world go round
That money brings power and power brings respect
But will money bring  happiness?
The thought that when you could have anything but have no one to share it with
The thought of being isolated with just coins and paper
Think about the loneliness...

Is popularity your happiness?
Do you hold your hopes on other people?
What if everyone thought you were the greatest?
Then would you be happy?
Friends fight and let each other down
They disappoint and fall short
Some believe the only friend they need is God.....

Is religion your happiness?
Is happiness the thought that one day God Almighty will come?
Is happiness knowing that you’re  good with the man upstairs?
Is heaven overrated?
What if you don’t go?
What if there is no heaven?
Then where is the ultimate happiness?

What is your happiness?
Is it yours truly
or is it what others think it should be?
Are you happy by your terms or
or is it on the terms of this material world we live in?
All your life you’re in a pursuit of something
It is the pursuit of happiness
More importantly it is your pursuit of happiness.


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