Joie de vivre

“Be happy”,
that’s what he said
on the roads of parting
“stay happy my friend”.

“how do i”,
i wondered aloud
and before i could ask,
he was no where to be found.

“But I will”
was all i could promise
knowing if i did not,
he will never be at ease.

Years have passed
times took different turns
but to be happy always
i tried best from my end.

Often when i was at loss
of reasons or people to smile
i smiled at the mirror
planting the smile in ym eyes.

“Its not something outside”
i realized, even though late
“that makes you love your life.
But the desire to have it that way”

“I am happy”
I told you in dreams one day
“and i know you too might be,
you are bound to get,what you gave”

And that is the secret
for the joyous life i made
to be happy, to make others so
nothing difficult for you to create.

Prompted @ One single Impresion


“Life’s great always;we forget sometimes”

WrittenΒ  for 6WS

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0 thoughts on “Joie de vivre”

  1. oh Nim, you’re definitely in form this week πŸ™‚ what lovely words.. that penultimate verse just took my breath away for sure πŸ˜€

    a lovely take on the OSI theme.. thank u πŸ™‚

  2. LIG ~ Life Is Good per the text message accronym.

    I loved your story of why and how your heroine (??-pictures said) came to stay happy and to share her (??) happiness. πŸ™‚
    After you left, I left this little explanation of the sign on the roadside (beside the apple orchard):
    :The sign by the roadside orchard says, “piquer c’est voler,” meaning ‘bite is stealing.’ The red ‘dot‘ in the picture has an apple inside an international circle with a diagonal ‘no‘ line. This all is to say, ‘do not eat apples from the trees, it is stealing.’
    Picture was taken on Île d’OrlΓ©ans, QC, Canada (link with map), just north of Quebec City, on the St. Lawrence River.”

  3. How wonderful a thought, that it might be enough to have a bike and flowers to impress and make life a joy. Moved me much. Please have a wonderful new week.

  4. Ok- THAT made me get teary as I am going through something that totally relates. I loved this and the message inside. We have all the tools we need for our own joyfulness. Thanks for the lovely poem and reminder.

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