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Happiness



In a tetchy instant
funny droll is happiness
In a major affront
self-control is happiness

In a sub-zero night
fireside heat is happiness
In a coastal sunlight
seaside heat is happiness

In a awful tempest
protection is happiness
In a clever contest
perfection is happiness

In a reign of terror
inner light is happiness
In a time of error
inner right is happiness

In a noisy raucous
peaceful calm is happiness
In a active caucus
helpful calm is happiness

In a global market
honest trade is happiness
In a macro target
widest trade is happiness
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Submitted on February 05, 2010

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Scheme ABAB CBCB XBXB DBDB BBBB EBEB
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 518
Words 95
Stanzas 6
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4

Wallace Dean LaBenne

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