“Happiness” Poem of the Day (2022)


By Ashley O’Hare


Is it a given–

are we destined to discover it?

Is it a luxury–

can we all afford it?

My youthful naivety

led me to believe

the former.

I laid back

without a care in the world

and awaited

my golden joy.

The harsh truth

crashed in.

Work is required

to smile again.


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