POEM| I Want To Be Happy

I want that happy
happiness from within
that emanates like the beam of the sun
or the sparkle of the brightest star

I want that happy
happiness from contentment
that will make me look beyond my past
and keep me at peace with what is and what will be

I want that happy
happiness that is real
that will always fill my heart with joy
and make me discover parts of me I didn’t even know existed

I want that happy
happiness that is contagious
and I will strive to get it
live it, share it and feel it

Mariam Shittu