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Am I Happy?

I just felt an unusual emotion wash over me
Unlike most things that overwhelm my psyche
This couldn’t possibly be…
Am I happy?
 
I haven’t been that in so long
The feeling that I belong
Something other than misery
Am I happy?
 
Not since I first fell in love
Have I had this feeling of
Being completely free
Am I happy?
 
I used to believe happiness came from commitment
Something borrowed, something spent
Until one day you ran out of currency
Am I happy?
 
For once I can actually breathe in the air
Let it fill up my lungs and refuse to care
Whether or not you’re watching me
Am I happy?
 
All my life I only found solace in the arms of another
Finding myself in the warm embrace of a lover
But that wasn’t a true reality
Am I happy?
 
It was a distraction from my inner distortion
For so long I believed you could just run
From the problems I refused to see
Am I happy?
 
But now since I have been alone
My true colors have shown
I have accepted and accepted the real me
 
I am happy.
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Poetry.com 4.2 out of 5 based on 9 votes.
GOODNESS LANRE More than 1 year ago
happiness more than just an abstraction
Jet Rood More than 1 year ago
I have experienced exactly the same; welcome to the club. Inner richness and freedom starts with doing what is good for yourself. Mostly others distract us from that.
ricky More than 1 year ago
sounds like my life.
Caroline Yattone More than 1 year ago
That was really good.
Jennifer Francis More than 1 year ago
I can see you working through your struggle to personal happiness in this poem.
Mena Felcette More than 1 year ago
keep writing
Santo Lumia More than 1 year ago
There are many reasons to not be happy and only some to be happy with this poet.
Regina Esperanza More than 1 year ago
“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” ― Mahatma Gandhi
Jessica Turnbow More than 1 year ago
A personal description of the struggle for happiness
Jet Rood More than 1 year ago
I am sure you have not experienced it yet. most people are addicted to the approval of others instead of approval of themselves
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