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Poetry Sunday-Life’s Happiness



Life’s Happiness



For here the wonders of the world behold

All wrapped with a stately bow,

Forever in my heart will I hold

My life’s happiness to be told.



©Donna Donabella 2016





I have debated about publishing this little poem as it was so short, and I wondered if it was finished.  But I believe at this point it is perfect.  Of course I may change my mind eventually.

It was created as a mantra to go back to in times of need….it says it all for me.  The yellow roses here are from my garden and represent ‘Happiness‘.



I am joining in with Poets United for their weekly poetry link up, Poetry Pantry, for poets who blog.



I leave you with a few additional words about life’s happiness.  I welcome you to download the photo and share it.

in my heart

All other photos and original content is copyrighted and the sole property of Donna Donabella @ Living From Happiness, 2014-2017.  Any reprints or use of other photos or content is by permission only.

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  1. September 24, 2017    

    Short and pretty. Love it!

  2. September 24, 2017    

    Nothing wrong with a short poem. And certainly an enjoyable read here for me, so thank you for sharing

    • September 24, 2017    

      So glad you enjoyed it Julian. Sometimes a short poem can be even harder to create, I have found.

  3. September 24, 2017    

    Yes Donna, I agree – the perfect little piece that says so much… And th sway the metre works tells you it’s finished too… Great!

    • September 24, 2017    

      I thought so too Scott. I have tried several times to add to it, but it stands alone. So glad you liked it!

  4. September 24, 2017    

    Should be on a plaque.

  5. Bjorn Rudberg Bjorn Rudberg
    September 24, 2017    

    I think that happiness often comes in small packages, but pain and sorrow have the weight of boulders… but happiness can still save us from being crushed.

    • September 24, 2017    

      I agree Bjorn….holding onto happiness can certainly save us from that pain and sorrow.

  6. September 24, 2017    

    Beautiful, Donna. I love those yellow roses! So sunshiney!

    • September 24, 2017    

      Thanks Sherry…something about a yellow rose that just makes me smile.

  7. Bev Bev
    September 24, 2017    

    I haven’t seen yellow roses for such a long, long time. I love your happy poem … AND your yellow roses!

    • September 24, 2017    

      Thanks Bev….an amazing rose those yellow roses.

  8. September 24, 2017    

    It’s wiser to hold our happiness near our hearts than our sad moments. Lovely little poem to brighten up our day

    • September 24, 2017    

      Exactly Namy and why it has become a mantra!

  9. September 24, 2017    

    Filled with gratitude.

    • September 24, 2017    

      Thank you….it fills me daily with gratitude.

  10. September 24, 2017    

    I like it…and all the ahppiness of your life…

    • September 24, 2017    

      Oh big hugs to you Annell! Thank you….

  11. September 24, 2017    

    This is such a wonderfully sweet and tender write! ❤️ Beautiful as the yellow rose itself 🙂

    • September 24, 2017    

      My dear Sanaa thank you…you filled my heart with joy!

  12. September 24, 2017    

    Very nice!

  13. Mary Mary
    September 24, 2017    

    I agree – it is perfect as is! I think sometimes it is more difficult to write a short poem (with thoughts beautifully condensed) than it is to write a long poem which rambles all around a point. Keep holding that happiness in your heart.

    • September 24, 2017    

      Thanks so much Mary…I couldn’t agree more!

  14. September 24, 2017    

    A lovely bloom to share and store in your heart.

    • September 24, 2017    

      Yes Soosie…when I see a yellow rose, I am reminded of the poem and great happiness in my heart!

  15. September 24, 2017    

    Loved this post … the mantra and photo illustration. It’s interesting: I just posted a word mantra for Poets United ‘Midweek Motif’, this past Wednesday. (The prompt was peace.) I think my post – and yours today – are the only mantras I have ever seen posted at Poets United. It must be the turbulent times we are living through ~ sigh ~ Peace Be With You, Donna.

    • September 24, 2017    

      And Peace Be with you Wendy! I am so pleased you loved the post….your word mantra was indeed peaceful as I recited it. I hope peace can spread in this world through our thoughts, deeds and words….it is all we have right now.

  16. September 24, 2017    

    Do love yellow roses!!!!

  17. September 24, 2017    

    I think there are still special packages in the journey of life. Thank you for reminding us of the wonders to behold.

    • September 24, 2017    

      I was so happy to share….thank you for your special words here!

  18. ZQ ZQ
    September 24, 2017    

    Beautiful as usual and the flowers help to tell the story for me.

    • September 24, 2017    

      Oh thank you my friend…big hugs!

  19. September 24, 2017    

    Lovely !

  20. Vandana Vandana
    September 24, 2017    

    This is perfect and a joyful read. I am download information the picture too. Thanks

    • September 25, 2017    

      Thank you and I hope you enjoy the picture.

  21. September 25, 2017    

    I love the last saying. It’s definitely something simple to remember and brighten up your day.
    I love uplifting poems. I’m no good unless I’m a mental mess. Which as I’m sure you can guess, are full of negativity.
    This reminds me of my grandma’s poem about her live for spring. Just how uplifting it is in general.

    Good choice of poem for publishing!
    A poem can touch the heart in few words. That makes it that much better.

    • September 25, 2017    

      Micaela, how lovely to compare my poem to one your grandma wrote…I feel honored and I pleased you liked it so much. I agree a poem can touch the heart and knowing mine did is priceless!

  22. September 25, 2017    

    Few words are needed when they are so much meaning <3

Favorite Quote This Week:

“Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.” ~ Aristotle


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