Friday, February 26, 2010

Inhale Happiness


Happiness is but a state of the mind
Looking for it at the table you dined?
A filled stomach and a fuller pocket
Buys delight, as did a diamond locket.

Each has one’s own personal equation
Levels off at peak, horizontal fashion.

Money flaunting buys evanescent change
Wrap of affluenza turns life estrange. 
Obscure in snatched moments of phantasy 
Sinking highs of drugged satin ecstasy.

Orbiting round the key to happiness
Contentment is hidden in crypticness.

Trapped in a vicious circle of action
Hunting lifelong for gratification.
Love & happiness slithers beyond reach
Perhaps the route opted needs a reteach.

Endless-peace requires subtle openness 
Inhaling success-upset with sameness.

(30th October 2006, Nellore)
© Nalini Hebbar/openmind/2009 - all rights reserved

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Kcalpesh said...

Very well written! Thoroughly enjoyed the meaningful poem!

"Orbiting round the key to happiness
Contentment is hidden in crypticness"


Er. said...

Well written, Nalini! Loved it!

The Analyst said...

excellent!!! Really nice poem. You have an excellent talent at poetry. Keep writing...

Shilpa Garg said...

Has a profound meaning! Wonderful thoughts and great expression!

Cheers :)

Unknown said...

hey nalini .. very beautiful poem.. nicely written..
u have a nice blog..

Vijaya Sai Molakalapalli said...

Hi Aunt,
Your blog is so good.Chala chala's a treat for us to got through your blog.Time and again I keep awaiting for your posts..

Sparkling Star said...

Wowww!!!! You wrote this poem??
Very well composed!!
You are Highly Talented :)

btw,I saw ur blog on Spirituality..
I have one blog on "Emotional Intelligence"

Pls let me know what you feel about it :)

P.S: I m following this blog of yours :)

Nalini Hebbar said...

Thanks guys...glad to know you liked it
@swathi...I don't have a blog on spirituality...or is it NIRVANA you are talking about.
@Viyaya sai...that's sweet...thanks ra...chala thanks...chaduvuta undu...nuvuu kuda kavita rastava?

Tarun Mitra said...

thumps up...:)

Matty said...

Hello Nalini. Thanks for visiting my blog. I don't know how you found me, but I see that we both know Farila at Chapters From My Life. This is a real nice poem. Happiness comes from within, not out.

Haddock said...

Oh yes.....happiness is all around, you just have to grab it.

Chapters From My Life said...

I am falling in love with your poetry Nalini.. They have such a deep meaning in them.