Pursuit of Happiness

My first day of conditioning, a three-mile run and planks, broke my legs and elbows. I feel great. One week until tryouts! Here is my poem number 2: Pursuit of Happiness. Enjoy


Where is my happiness?

I was told that happiness lies
In money,
In power,
In wealth.
So I built an empire and rose to greatness.
I looked back upon myself and- Now
Where? Where is my happiness?

I was told that happiness
Eludes businessmen,
Shies from moguls,
Hides from kings with smoke screens.
So I relinquished my title
And I sold my good fortune- Now
Where? Where is my happiness?

I was told that happiness is only for those
Blessed with enlightenment,
Watched over by God,
Loved by the people.
So I learned the good book
And followed scripture- Now
Where? Where is my happiness?

I climbed
Through forests,
Up mountains,
Across deserts.
My happiness remains one step beyond.
So I retire to my bed, and in climbs another.
There. There is my happiness.


About Brad,Robert,Ben

We are three kids from three different time zones, with one common goal. This is our voice:
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4 Responses to Pursuit of Happiness

  1. Jay M. says:

    Hey, guys!
    Just found your blog, from the LA Times article today. It’s great that you’re here in the blogworld, doing what you’re doing. Your writing is great, and I hope your mission is achieved. I added you to my blogroll. Hope to drive some (maybe a little) traffic your way. I’m just an old guy who waited 38 years after he “knew” to ever say the words and stick a toe out of the closet. So far so good. Maybe you three will help others avoid all those years of living hidden that I dealt with (or didn’t). Hope you’re around for the long haul!
    Peace ❤

  2. Brett says:

    Planks are great. My trainer has me do a bunch of different types. They sure kick your butt but they do a good job of really attacking your core.

  3. Mark D says:

    Nice poem. The way the frustration plays out in the end is kinda cute, hah.

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