Poems that Inspire the Soul

Poems That Inspire

~Seeking for Happiness~ Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Seeking for happiness we must go slowly; The road leads not down avenues of haste; But often gently winds through by way slowly,

Whose hidden pleasures are serene and chaste Seeking for happiness we must take heed

Of simple joys that are not found in speed.

Eager for noon-time’s large effulgent splendor, Too oft we miss the beauty of the dawn, Which tiptoes by us, evanescent, tender,

Its pure delights unrecognized till gone. Seeking for happiness we need must care For all the little things that make life fair.

Dreaming of future pleasures and achievements We must not let to-day starve at our door;

Nor wait till after losses and bereavements Before we count the riches in our store.

Seeking for happiness we must prize this – Not what will be, or was, but that which is.

In simple pathways hand in hand with duty (With faith and love, too, ever at her side), May happiness be met in all her beauty

The while we search for her both far and wide. Seeking for happiness we find the way

Doing the things we ought to do each day.


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