Poem | The Path to Happiness by Deborah Walker

Written by Deborah Walker

I have been inspired to share with you my thoughts.  The below poem was created by me after being sparked by this passage….

Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle and the life of the candle will not be shortened.  Happiness never decreases by being shared. Buddha

happiness, color, rainbow

Everyone wants to be happy and no one desires to be sad
When we capture happiness our hearts are free and glad
But why do few possess and maintain this desirous state of being
We are happy in one moment later heavy hearted and regretting
Sorrowful and lonely sometimes to the point of crying
Some often stated “It felt as if they were almost dying”
I was taught that happiness cannot be bought or sold
So I dismissed the idea of ordering a few large bowls
But the thought lingered and continued and in my mind persist
How to maintain this state of being my soul could not resist
Especially when somber feelings of dejection and despair
Filled up my wounded heart that so badly needed repair
I knew if I could just capture some happiness in a jar
I could drink a little every day and take away the scar
You see the scar in my heart reminded me of my past pain
I knew it was part of the reason happiness I could not maintain
Joy and peace would come and go like fleeting breaths of air
Coupled with a little voice “Get over it!! Life’s not meant to be fair”
Please do not say or delude yourself that you have not felt this too
Every human on the earth has perceived sadness and feeling blue
Often sadness will come and go for no reason
Other times it sits down and remains for a season
Happiness and joy that peaceful state of being
It eludes us all and takes away life’s meaning
So on my journey through life I continued to seek and desire
To unveil the mystery of Happiness that kept my soul on fire
I began my divine meditation and dug deep within myself
Determined to find happiness, more precious than ones wealth
I learned through the quietness and the seeking of my divine
That oneness with the universe would help me clear my mind
I began to connect and listen to my body mind and soul
The voice of divine intuition emerged from times of old
I will now take the time to tell you what I witnessed and learned
About this Happiness which you can’t buy, sell or earn
Happiness was installed at birth by our Divine you see
It was bestowed in abundance with the Divines generosity
To activate the Happiness you must give it away to others
That is why babies give heaps of it to the father and the mother
So I had to dig a little deeper to find out the reason why
It’s activated at birth but throughout the life it dies
I realized quite quickly what happens and goes array
We stop giving Happiness to others along our way
Even though we hear in life the more you give you get
We perceive our Happiness has not been discovered yet
So we look for it high and low and in unsuspecting places
Xbox, movies, Facebook, shopping and relentless faces
So how and when do you attain this happiness within
When you give it away to others and fill their cups to the brim
If you help another soul along your journey each day
Joy and Happiness for both of you will surely come your way
I want to be Happy every day until the time I must die
So every day I will help when my fellowmen do cry
So happiness is not something I claim and keep as mine
It’s something I must give away per instructions from my Divine

True happiness comes from within
and can only be attained when you share
and engage in acts of service to others.


Phounkeo is a Love Activist, with a life purpose of spreading Love, Joy and Positivity. She believes that it is through the communication and exchange of love that we can create a world filled with harmony everywhere.