Pursuit of Happiness
On the path towards happiness, blooming flowers greeted me,
Nurtured by Mother Nature, mesmerising sights were all I could see,
Rivers flowing from the mountains and fishes swimming within the seas,
The golden sun came up the skies, warming the gentle vernal breeze,
I pet the squirrels and saw the bees stealing nectar,
But suddenly, the skies turned dark and I heard the loud rumbling thunder...
I yielded to the forces of nature, and prayed to every God I could remember,
Would light dispel darkness, and would there be an end to nature's furious temper?
Despite these difficult obstacles, I decided to move along this difficult path,
I summoned my inner strength, and braced myself for nature's wrath,
And for every ounce of doubt and gloomy platitude,
I moved forward with a positive attitude!
The darkness in my mind was replaced by a blinding light,
As the strength of my faith displaced my fright,
And between the vagaries of nature, I had the most liberating realization,
Happiness was never a goal, or a distant destination,
But a companion throughout this beautiful journey,
And even as I looked for it everywhere else, it had always been inside me!