Message In Stanza

Poetry and Musings

What is happiness?

Merely a translucent bubble of cheer?

What is love?

A well spring forth of hope?


I know forgiveness sews up the heart

I know patience invites kindness

I know strength allows fortitude

For love is all these attributes


Do you ask what is happiness?

Because life seems a little lukewarm?

Do you ask what is love?

Because life seems to hang from a thread?


Hold on to forgiveness, patience and strength

Love holds all these together like glue

This glue isn’t found at your local store

But it’s found in helping the nearest passerby’s weary heart

(C) Carly Wiggins 2018





22 thoughts on “What is Happiness?

  1. Awesome poetic words on Love and for sure Love is the thread that is always tied to each and everyone. Great poem, Carly.

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Thank you so much! Words appreciated. 😀


  2. Dear Carly,

    I have nominated you for the Mystery Blogger Award.
    For details please refer to:

    Congratulation and all good wishes

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Thank you, Didi! I really appreciate it! 😀


  3. Sadje says:

    A great poem.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Carly says:

      Thank you! ❤️

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome.

        Liked by 1 person

  4. Queen Bean says:

    Love this! ❤❤

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Carly says:

      Aww, thank you. Glad you loved it. 🌸🙂


  5. Patience…forgiveness…strength! Nice one Carly!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Carly says:

      Thank you. All the essential qualities for peace and happiness! 😊

      Liked by 1 person

  6. Lovely, elements full of much wisdom and truth indeed! A very precious poem Carly! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Carly says:

      Aww, wow, thanks for the compliment. 🤗 I tried to bring hope and encouragement! ⭐️

      Liked by 1 person

      1. That is definitely in yo bra poem!🤗❤️

        Liked by 1 person

      2. Carly says:

        What does, “in yo bra poem” mean?

        Liked by 1 person

      3. That is definitely a beautiful..oh my 😁 😆😂

        Liked by 1 person

      4. Carly says:

        Oh my gosh, I wondered. 😂 It’s ok, it was just interesting. Lol. 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

      5. My phone is sneaky sometimes!😉

        Liked by 1 person

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