exacerbated sadness…

have you found life’s key
one that unlocks happiness
or thought you lost it
while satisfying others
look again it’s in your hands

 

the pursue of happiness…

pursue of happiness

before attending
a formal fund-raiser
across town
i stopped by aunt bea’s
she was sitting outside
with
one of her neighbors
she said
now ain’t you
the cat’s meow
you look
quite special
almost
influential
in those duds
she giggled
and said
i’m just messing with you
you look fine
i used to want
to strut my stuff
just like you
live that high life
but realized
i’m just
a fried bologna
with mayo sandwich
kind of woman
don’t need
nor
want
the glitter
or
glamor
just time
time
to enjoy
each breath
i’m given

buried treasures…

buried treasures

the student asked
bapa dola
why he seemed
so serious and sad
when the wealthy overlords
came to see him
bapa dola
said
it is best
to let some people
assume
you are unhappy
since
the thief
rarely seeks
to steal
from the beggar