What Can Make You Happy?



What can make you happy?
Is it love or money?
Is it buck-and-wing?
Is it milk and honey?
Is it anything?

What can make you happy?
Only life itself.
It is simply sappy
to hide it on a shelf
or anything else.

What can make you happy?
Is it pal or buddy?
Is it spawn and son?
Is it bride and hubby?
Is it anyone?

Who can make you happy?
Only you yourself.
It is simply sappy
to blame it on an elf
or anyone else.
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Submitted on May 01, 2011

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme Aabab AcAcd Aaeae acAcd
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 390
Words 86
Stanzas 4
Stanza Lengths 5, 5, 5, 5

Wallace Dean LaBenne

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