Finding Happiness?

I couldn’t find my happiness
It wasn’t in its place
Not here
Nor there
It’d disappeared
Or hadn’t ever been…
“I’ll find it yet!” I said
I swore
Then sat in Thinker pose
-Although I checked behind
I couldn’t find my happiness
I found my sock.



Pretty sure John influenced this one.

©2020 Chelsea Owens

Photo Credit: Les Triconautes

35 thoughts on “Finding Happiness?

  1. obbverse February 26, 2020 / 12:10 am

    Reuniting two socks might kick-start a bout of happiness…

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  2. Bruce February 26, 2020 / 12:11 am

    Now all you’ve got to do is find the other sock and then you’ll be truly happy.

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  3. masercot February 26, 2020 / 2:30 am

    It’s always in the last place you look!

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      • masercot February 26, 2020 / 7:49 am

        Perhaps. But I was talking about happiness. If it isn’t in your sock, it is probably under a couch cushion…

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        • Chelsea Owens February 26, 2020 / 9:03 am

          😀 My sock was on my foot. And I found a little happiness in the pantry…

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  4. Violet Lentz February 26, 2020 / 2:49 am

    And what a fun and cozy pair they are! The next best thing to happiness….

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    • Chelsea Owens February 26, 2020 / 7:21 am

      🙂 Good for a cold morning!


  5. H.R.R. Gorman February 26, 2020 / 7:18 am

    Socks are pretty close to happiness unless they are the dreaded toe sock

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    • Chelsea Owens February 26, 2020 / 7:23 am

      😀 I wanted those to work so badly! …darned webbed toes.

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        • Chelsea Owens February 28, 2020 / 12:32 pm

          No. *sigh* I only doggy-paddle.


          • H.R.R. Gorman February 28, 2020 / 3:20 pm

            Reminds me that I need to see if my dog can swim… it would be hilarious either way.

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  6. RuthScribbles February 26, 2020 / 12:30 pm

    Ha. Elusive .. happiness, like romance, is well… overrated.

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  7. johnlmalone February 26, 2020 / 10:26 pm

    I’ve reread this fun little piece and am honoured by your references; yes I do spot me in this poem but you’ve put your own twist on it; the aussie band, Powderfinger, made an iconic hit on ‘My Happiness’: it’s a great topic

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    • Chelsea Owens February 26, 2020 / 11:27 pm

      I started out entirely me, then realized it was trying to be more John-ish -most definitely by the end.

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  8. Lisa Bradshaw February 28, 2020 / 12:17 am

    You are right.. there is always happiness in a pantry.. 😉

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  9. Shonnie April 4, 2020 / 1:02 pm

    The bible gives us sure advice on how to truly be happy physically, mentally and spiritually.❤️

    Mathew 5:3:-Happy are those conscious of their spiritual need, since the Kingdom of the heavens belongs to them.

    Psalms 1:1-Happy is the man who does not walk according to the advice of the wicked And does not stand on the path of sinners And does not sit in the seat of scoffers.

    Mathew 5:5-Happy are the mild-tempered, since they will inherit the earth.

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