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A one-word poem of mine: Hap(pines)s.

by JasperBloodstone on April 21, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

We look before and after,
And pine for what is not.
Our sincerest laughter
With some pain is fraught.
Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought.

-- Percy Bysshe Shelley

Happiness is a sad song. -- Charles M. Schulz


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