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  Happiness.
by Peter J. Oszmann
Saturday, September 27, 2003


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You write of happiness


when all inside you've died;


everything you've touched,


all you've ever tried.


 


You write of happiness


when everything is gloom.


Black wings scrape your window,


trees barren of bloom.


 


For when you are happy,


you're too happy to write;


all that bubbles out


is pointless and trite.


 


But when black sadness


sits upon your soul


and into dark corners


you protectively crawl,


 


shadow memories of


lost happiness wake:


Oh what pretty rhymes


those memories will make.


 


So heart filled with gloom


- bony hands round your throat -


with tears in your eyes


'bout past happiness you gloat.


 


 


© P. J. Oszmann (1950 [in Hungarian] Translated: 1965; Revised; 2003. Illustration (scraperboard): 1966.)




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Reviewed by C. Gourlay (Reader) 9/29/2003
The is good Peter. Personally I find that I cannot write anything decent when I'm happy (which come to think of it isn't really very often) ...truth in your words. thanks.
Reviewed by Susan Cook-Jahme 9/28/2003
Great write - loved it :0)
Reviewed by Trixie Love 9/28/2003
Outstanding write, Peter.

Trixie :)
Reviewed by Claywoman 9/27/2003
Peter, the memories must be as painful as the present and the future. Good poem, full of pain and hope at the same time...
Reviewed by Kevin Mc Crum (Reader) 9/27/2003
Nice write and great meter.
Reviewed by Linda Hill 9/27/2003
Amazing write, Peter..
When darkness enters my soul
I find I can write better
than when I'm happy...Writing
comes from the heart...too
bad it has to be dark for me
to let my talents soar.
Loved this!

~~Linda~~
Reviewed by Peter Oszmann 9/27/2003

Reviewed by cheryl sellers
9/26/2003

some times the memeory of happiness is all we have and all that keeps us going until time gets better

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