I stepped out looking for Happiness

But no matter how much I looked around

All I found was a colossal mess

Seemed like happiness did not want to be found

.

I stepped out looking for Joy

But no matter how much I looked around

All it did was destroy

Seemed like joy did not want to be found

.

I stepped out looking for Peace

But no matter how much I looked around

All I managed was to sneeze

Seemed like peace did not want to be found

.

I came back home

No more interested in looking around

All the things in my mind’s dome

Seemed like something at last had been found

.

I had stepped out was what had mattered

And no matter what I did around

All of it now scattered

It was Experience that I had found

.

If I had stepped out looking for Experience

Then no matter where I looked around

All that I looked for: peace, joy or happiness

Was always within me waiting to be found

Public health professional by day and a writer by night. Author of fiction novels The Quest of the Sparrows and DareDreamers.

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