HAPPINESS ~ An 8 6 Sonnet




HAPPINESS ~ HAPPINESS The greatest thing that I possess

I thanks the LORD that I've been blessed

With more than my share of HAPPINESS

To me the WORLD is a wonderful place

I'm he HAPPIEST person in the Human Race

I've always got a smile upon my face

I've got some SILVER ~ ain't got no GOLD

But I've got HAPPINESS in my Soul


Happiness is n Ocean Tide

A Waterfall fallin' down a Mountain Side

God's home in Heaven ~ with the Angels above

When I'm in the arms of the ONE I LOVE !

I see it in the SUNSHINE ~ Feel it in the AIR



Thanks for visiting ~ comments welcome ~ Love BRIAN XOX


OK it's Monday Morning ~ Are you HAPPY ?

I AM ~ following the Joy of Sunday ~ I love

my Job teaching Applied Science to Vocational

Students (17 to 30) who really love training to

be Caterers ~ Carers ~ Cosmeticians ~ Medical

Workers ~ Engineers ~ Building Trades etc etc 

HAPPINESS is an attitude of mind ~ BE HAPPY ! 


The Poem is based on a LYRIC by KEN DODD !




  • Author: BRIANSODES (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: April 30th, 2018 01:00
  • Category: Friendship
  • Views: 33
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  • orchidee

    I'm going to be cynical - 'course he's happy, he got away without paying his taxes! doh!
    But a fine write Brian. I don't know the time-scale of the tax business and when he did this song.


      Thanks STEVE ~ KEN is now in HEAVEN ~ They put a tickling stick in His Coffin ~ so Heaven will be a happier place. Like lots of my Scouse Relatives Ken's Money was all in FIVERS in cases under the BED ~ NO BANK ~ NO TAX ~ The video was Ken about 20 years ago (last Century !) The lads in Walton Prison ~ were all disappointed when KEN was NOT sent to Jail ~ it would have been a HAPPY PLACE with KEN ! Thanks for your comments BRIAN !

      • orchidee

        It can't be excused though. I mean, you yourself and many others have to pay taxes. The non tax-payers 'rob' the tax-payers in a way. He couldn't take it with him anyway. There's others do it too, so not to be too harsh on just one person. Rant over!

      • 2 more comments

      • orchidee

        I can be a terrible 'fair-weather Christian' sometimes. I know our mood should not depend on the weather or other outward things really.

      • Goldfinch60

        How tickled I am to be always happy.

        • BRIAN & ANGELA

          Thanks ANDY ~ You encourage us all with your positivity & happiness despite your own personal problems whic you have shared with us in a very positive way ~ Thanks for bring YOU ! Please check my FUSION on Love & Romance ~ Thanks B !

        • Azura Nightsong

          Happiness is an elusive, befuddling creature, but sure, I'll admit its having its stay right now. Lovely poem as always.

          • BRIAN & ANGELA

            Thanks AZURA ~ I agree with your comment ! At the moment I am fortunate to be in Happiness Mode ! Supportive Family & Friends ~ Loving Fiancee and a Job I love. So my moods vary from Just Happy to Happy to Very happy ~ AMEN ~ Yours BRIAN Thanks for your comment on my latest FUSION \"Love & Romance\" ~ Thanks B !

          • Laura🌻

            Mio Caro Amico BRIAN,
            Una bella poesia di esseri contenti!
            Una bella foto!
            Happiness is very healthy! When we’re happy, we feel we can accomplish almost anything...and possibly we can!
            I did learn a bit about Ken Dodd through your poem! There are plenty of tax evaders here also!
            Abbracci e Baci per te ed Angela...

            • BRIAN & ANGELA

              Thanks LAURA ~ Nostra Bella Amica ! KEN was a great Comedian & Singer and was performing right up to the last month of His Life. He liked to be paid in CASH (like all Liverpudlians) in that way the Government never knew how much he really earned ! They assumed he was a Multi~Millionaire (which he wasn't ) and he lived and died in the same House he was born in in Knotty Ash ! When he was Young he sold Feather Dusters (tickling sticks !) from the back of a van ~ to earn a crust ! Basically he was just a Funny Man who could sing ~ AMEN Grazie per tuo commento ! Abbracci e Bacci con Amore ~ ANGELA e BRIAN XOXOX

              • Laura🌻

                Adesso ho capito più meglio!
                Now I have a better understanding!
                Thank you!

              • Fay Slimm.

                Your words on happiness at tribute to Ken Dodd brought back those many times he left us with a smile - -such a positive picture and write. Thanks Brian for sharing the memory of such a fine man ats Ken for making folks happy.

                • BRIAN & ANGELA

                  Thanks FAY ~ Pleased it brought back happy times ! Ken was a great entertainer and his live shows lasted FOUR HOURS ~ He had so much to give and he loved performing . We will not see his like again ! Yours as always BRIAN ! Please check my FUSION "LOVE & AFFECTION ~ Yours as always ~ BRIAN

                • Christina8

                  It did lift my spirit but I wish I could be happy and fulfilled all the time like you! Or maybe it's my perception that you are happier. Either way, it's a great poem, well done! Hugs to you and Angela

                  • BRIAN & ANGELA

                    Thanks CHRIS ~ I always \\\"Count my Blessings\\\" and recently I have had so many it keeps me Happy 24/7 hence my commen at the end of the Poem ! Happiness is infectious ~ When I smile other smile back ! I never frown and when I was a TEEN in the Boy Scouts my nickname was SMILER ~ so i guess I always been Happy Child ~ Boy ~ Man ! Being a CHRISTIAN Helps and JOY is a Fruit of the Spirit ! On the other hand I know People (in my age group 30 to 40 and Older) who are always miserable ! All the People in my Church are generally HAPPY and content with their lives ! Contentment with Godliness is the \\\"Secret of Happiness\\\" ! Big Hugs from ANGELA & BRIAN @@@@@@@ Please check my new FUSION ~ LOVE & ROMANCE ~ Thanks B !

                  • Netashi

                    Very nice poem Brains kinda funny that i also written a poem about happiness today but i guess great minds think alike keep spreading happiness and love dear friend

                    • BRIAN & ANGELA

                      Thanks for you comments THETA ~ Today must be HAPPINESS DAY will check yours and comment ~ Yours BRIAN !

                      • Netashi

                        We should make that a holiday it would be great

                      • FineB

                        Thank you for your poem on Happiness

                        Its enchanting and wonderful

                        Keep writing Brian.

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