Poem: Can you die of happiness?

"Can you die of happiness?" she said.
For some of us out of pain comes creativity,
as if joy doesn't inspire as much as sorrow.
So we wonder of the affects of happiness
because you can die from sorrow.

Can you live of happiness?
Find the beauty in the every day.
Find thankfulness in what you expect.
Keep the darkness at bay.
Keep your expectations in check.

Can you hope beyond the circumstantial?
Mind the lies in every case.
Mind the pleas that hint of bowing
beneath the pressure.
Seek to love in the lonely place.
Seek discomfort in favor of growing.
So won't you hold on a while longer?
Hold onto joy amidst sorrow.
Hold onto hope amidst the fire.
Hold onto love amidst the trial.
Hold on.
There is another side
to what you find yourself sitting in.

Liz Davis 2/5/2022

Published by Liz Davis

Liz Davis is a casual & inconsistent writer. Besides writing, her hobbies include house plants, gardening, decorating, traveling, and embroidery. She lives in Oklahoma with her husband and their pup.

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