Happy | Teen Ink


December 2, 2013
By ElaineEL27 GOLD, Fayette, Iowa
ElaineEL27 GOLD, Fayette, Iowa
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Favorite Quote:
These violent delights have violent ends
And in their triumph die, like fire and powder,
Which, as they kiss, consume. The sweetest honey
Is loathsome in his own deliciousness
And in the taste confounds the appetite.
Therefore love moderately.

What does it mean to be cheerful?
I seem to have lost my way.
Instead, I find myself fearful
That I will waste a precious day.

Does it really matter
If I’m happy in the end?
Because sometimes in this world
Hearts break instead of bend.

Cuts that line my arms
Tell a tale of misery.
The blade is not what harms;
It is the pain inside of me.

When blood runs free
And tears won’t stop,
I will learn to climb
Back to the top.

The wounds will heal;
The tears will dry.
The pain is real,
But it will die.

I think I’d rather be happy now
Than wait indefinitely
For the Elysium I may never find.
I shall live defiantly.

The author's comments:
I was sitting in my college biology class today, and I began writing. Earlier this morning I was thinking about what it means to be happy. My friends are telling me to let someone I love go, that I will be happier in the end. But what does it matter if I'm not happy NOW? What happens if I die today or tomorrow or the next day? Then I will never know that happiness of which they speak. I think I would rather be happy now.

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