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So many people search for it.
this search for personal happiness
becomes all their lives are about.
i was raised to think in terms of
accomplishments for oneself or
for others, of goals, of striving.
rest was something for the next
peace was something put off till
happiness was a static thing to
an artificial and impossible par-
better to keep on trying to accom-
what one has set out to accom-
in one's life.
and yet, without seeking it,
and even now that i've quit booze,
or even maybe especially now that i i've
i often find that, momentarily at
i am extremely happy, even quiet-
and sure i get "stressed out," espe-
when i take one or have thrust
more than time realistically
but something tells me that,
in spite of struggle, strife, and
and regardless of what the future
i have known, on balance, much
than those who go through life
that it's playing hide-and-seek
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