This I Believe

Farhia - Ballwin, Missouri
Entered on May 10, 2007
Age Group: Under 18
Themes: creativity, hope
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A Patient Trip towards Happiness

I believe that happiness can never be sought

I believe that happiness comes with patience

Being only brought

To those who don’t seek it

With a dose of patience

Happiness will soon find you

Because it’s always hunted

It becomes too afraid

Happiness decides to hide

From those who like to look

Just like a game

Called hide and go seek

From what I know today

It’s much better to just wait

Because soon enough

This thing called Happiness

Will come out with a greeting

Giving a warm welcome with joy

Looking back at my own experiences

I remember being sad one day

I was grounded and blue

Looking for happiness

I sat thinking to myself

What am I to do?

I consulted my brother

He always knows what’s best

Explaining to him how gloomy I was

About something so critical at the time

All he could say was

“It’s going to be OK”

He said it with ease

Like he had been through the same circumstance

But I gazed at him bewildered

Assuming he had nothing better to utter

And he firmly stated those words perpetually

“It’s going to be OK”

I went to my room

Still a bit confused

All that I could stick my mind to

Was what my brother said

“It’s going to be OK”

Over and Over again

By repeating his scanty advice

I started to feel relieved

It was like the sun came up

After having a murky rainstorm

What a great feeling that was

Like calmness had just washed over me

I had then just realized

What it took to be happy

By me just lying there breathing in and out

And most importantly being patient

The absolute ingredient

That turns sadness into bliss

Now that I look back

One that day

I made a life changing discovery

I remember to tell myself

“It’s going to be OK”

A logical choice for a person like me

Just the other day

I found myself upset

About losing my watch

After searching and searching

I repeated those simple words

“It’s going to be OK”

I took a seat and I figured

It wasn’t the end of the world

Soon I was calm

As I entered the kitchen for some water

I glanced at the table

Discovering the watch I searched for

With an amazed smirk on my face

I was nothing but thankful to find it

Thinking to myself

That all it took was patient

With that element

I was once again greeted with happiness

Patience may be tough

An entity of importance

Built for only the best of reasons

Turning a frown into a smile

Lightening up a darkened day

Maybe even forgetting the worst of trouble

I believe in patience leading to happiness

As long as I remember these few words

“It’s going to be OK”

And the door to happiness

Will unlock it self

Giving me a warm hug