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Friday, March 25, 2005
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Hmmm, what does happiness share with little nocturnal lizards?

In pursuit of happiness,

people drop jobs and marriages

to seek their elusive prey.

They may as well hunt night geckos

(found in southern states)

by scouring the bushes

in vain.

To spot geckos,

those mottled alien-looking lizards

with translucent skin,

Simply turn a light on.

A porch light in spring or summer,

maybe a bathroom light. 

Open the window and check the screen.

Go about your routine.

Before you know it,

a gecko or two will

come to feast on the tiny

insects attracted by the light.

In a similar way,

happiness feeds on the qualities

you are really pursuing--

character, fidelity,

responsibility, charity.

Happiness is high on the food chain,

and will flit in to dine

on the sweet necter

of a loving life.


 
 



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Reviewed by Barbara Terry
very true Bess. Happiness is caring, character, responsibility, and charity too. But, it is more. It is love, romance, having a carefree night on the town dancing, and laughing with each other. Happiness, what a concept. May the Lord Jesus bless you, and be with you always, and at your side constantly. With much love in my heart, joy to the world, peace on earth, & ((((((((((MANY SISTERLY HUGGGGSSSS)))))))))), your little den sister, Barbie

"If I have to...Then I may as well be."
Reviewed by jude forese
a wonderful creative creation you've embellished us with ...
Reviewed by Carole Mathys
Very creative, wonderful write Bess...

~Carole
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
neat write, but i am not really a lizard fan. i prefer cats and dogs! LOL well done, bess!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in burleson, karen lynn. :D
Reviewed by Mr. Ed
A truly interesting piece, Bess. And Happy Easter to you and yours.
Reviewed by E T Waldron
Beautifully written message/poem with superb metaphor!
thanks for sharing...

etw
Reviewed by Regis Auffray
A meaningful metaphorical poem, Bess. Thank you for sharing this offering. Love and peace to you. Regis
Reviewed by Karen Chalfant (Reader)
I love the way you wove the two together. A very creative poem and point well taken!
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