Saturday, November 04, 2017

The Silence of Happiness

Strife, both within and out
Thrives verses glorious
But why is it that contentment
Shuts out all with its peace?

Those outbursts of pain proliferate
To bring only joys of melancholy,
While happiness with its reticence
Withholds all the bliss, selfishly.

Is it because sorrow shared
Begets calm and sympathy,
While prosperity expressed
Slithers in envy ...
... dressed as apathy?