My response today to Doris Emmett’s Post-a-Day for May

by John Yeo

I often ponder on things that matter,
Sometimes incredibly simple ideas.
For example, it occurred to me today
Can anyone ever be completely happy?

A silly thought but very real
There is always something else in view,
the moment dictates how you feel
Overwhelming happiness is never true.

I feel very happy, although I have wishes,
If I have wishes is happiness complete?
Complete happiness would be mischievous.
There is always something, a goal to beat.

If there is a God, when I pass away,
Who asked then and there. ”Are you happy?”
I would have to think very hard, then say,
Life was good, I enjoyed the challenge.
“Where do we go from here?”

©️ John Yeo