My Irritations, Aggravations and Inspirations

October 15, 2010 “dying happy”


“dying happy”

too much laughter
down in my soul
comes a bubblin’ up
I just let it roll
I laugh too loud
at all the little things
and at the drop of a hat
my poor heart just sings

I’ve got a problem
it’s plain to see
won’t someone tell
what’s ailing me

my stomach’s filled
with butterflies
and every day
nothin’ but blue skies
beautiful dreams
when I sleep at night
and in the mornin’
it all feels so right

I got a problem
and you know it’s true
but I just don’t know
what I’m s’posed to do

too many smiles
wrinklin’ my lips
too much joy
at my fingertips
my eyes are full
of the stars above
filling up my heart
with too much love

I got a problem
that I can’t deny
I need some relief
before I up and die

what’s killin’ me
is a strange disease
too good to be true
can you help me please
been everywhere
cause I’m in a mess
looking for the cure…
for happiness

©tlh   10/15/10

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10 responses

  1. I can only smile and laugh along with you 😀

    October 14, 2010 at 10:31 pm

  2. Looking for the cure to happiness might just be in that smile you so vividly describe in this creative poem. May butterflies always dance with your smile, and never forget to let your eyes fly with them! ~ Red xx

    October 14, 2010 at 11:08 pm

  3. who needs a cure for happiness – just let the laughter roll…smiles
    beautiful and creative poem tracy!

    October 15, 2010 at 5:29 am

  4. This is so creative, Tracy. It would make a wonderful C+W song. I could almost hear the melody. I love the drops falling down through the stanzas, too.

    October 15, 2010 at 8:46 am

  5. Really love this one Tracy…as was said is clever and I hope you never find the cure. 😉

    October 15, 2010 at 12:48 pm

  6. That’s a good ailment my friend!…By the way I put you on my Awesome Writers Worth Reading list. Have a Great Evening or day!

    October 15, 2010 at 5:17 pm

  7. Happiness is one thing, I say, let there be no cure. This was fun. Light. And as always, greatly written!

    October 16, 2010 at 8:38 am

  8. Y’know, laughter’s one of the greatest forms of release I know. When something’s deadly serious and doom laden, laugh. When life is crushing your will to live, laugh. When death is shaking a threatening fist at your door, laugh some more! I loved this, Tracy. It was a real uplifter of a poem. 🙂

    October 17, 2010 at 5:37 am

  9. This was amazing! I loved the rhythm and joy that came through. The imagery catches you.



    October 17, 2010 at 9:42 am

  10. Probably the most completely charming poem I’ve ever read. Well done, Tracy! And, having listened to the video, I can see where you got the rhythm for it. Nice! 🙂

    Happy days ….

    October 21, 2010 at 10:47 pm

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