I searched for happiness
in all the right places.
Fame, success, love and money
It somehow managed to elude me, how funny.
I don’t mean I wasn’t happy or joyous
But somehow in my heart there was a longing
a sense of incompleteness.
So I worked harder to no avail,
I must be missing some detail!
I took long vacations,
visited dozens of nations.
Still I felt something was amiss
I longed for pure and utter bliss.
I stumbled upon a place of worship,
Took some time to recite some verses
I didn’t remember them so well,
I was instantly under a powerful spell
my worries washed away slowly
My spirits lifted wholly.
I cower in the presence of a higher power,
In the protection of this holy tower
I felt one with myself,
with the power in my soul
my heart beats mimicked the verses
I kneel before the almighty and
realize, people are delusive,
if you look in the right places,
happiness is never elusive.
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