A happy heart

Yassy – Yaskhan – has such a tremendous heart…and hand…and eye…and craft! I told her I have to go now to find a bigger hammer with which to beat my out-of-boundaries grin back into its too-wide space.


I cannot be sad for too long
Fate simply cannot keep me down
My heart always comes up with a song
I wear optimism like a crown.

Life is but a short lived boon
Hardships have made me plucky
I forgive and forget too soon
I call myself happy go lucky.

My cheerfulness sometimes puts people off
They ask me, “why do you laugh and smile so much”
My light-heartedness makes them scoff
Sorrow is there, it will always touch.

But I feel fortunate and blessed
When I look around and see so much unrest.

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