Road of Happiness

Anger is like a leaf
Disdain feeds like the sun
Vindictiveness from the branch
Bitterness to the root
Nourished on the spring of hurt

Like a tree in Autumn
We can allow the leaf to turn
The anger is no longer fed
The leaf is allowed to fall
To decay on the forest floor

As long as we hold the anger
We give control to another
To forgive is to forget
Set free to experience joy
Along the road of happiness

9 thoughts on “Road of Happiness

    1. I am happy with where I’m at at this point in the new journey. It is a process and not a race. Received many good reports in the past two weeks. Life is good!!! Always appricate your encouraging words, Nancy.

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    1. Thanks Mrs. AHC! This is one of those posts that has been in the works for awhile. I finally put all the thoughts together along with mindfulness. God is good!


  1. Joy

    Wow, Patrick, you are poetic — and you’ve come a long way! I remember in my journey that if I told the truth as I saw it about the situation, I was told that I was bitter. Not bitter — just telling it like I saw it. (“Just the facts, ma’am!”) So don’t be put off by people who have never been on the journey or hold their own bitterness that colors their thinking.


    1. Thanks Joy! It has been challenging to write my experiences as poetry. I find it easier to assimilate the lessons. Like yourself, I have always just stated the facts. I have been shocked by some of the advice I have been provided and the lack of empathy at times. Only those who have experienced what we have truly understand. Your words of encouragement have been a blessing. The new road is looking better each day. Maggie and I have a lot for which to be thankful.


      1. Joy

        I wanted to “like” your reply but my login is not working (sigh). I can see that you have a good head on your shoulders and can “rightly divide” the advice your are given. I, too, have been amazed at times – even this long after the fact. And I am reminded that there are always two sides – my daughter reminds me from time to time that “Dad probably didn’t see (or remember) it like that.” But then, that was one of the problems – remembering things so vastly differently. 😉 I just want to say that I am proud to “know” you, albeit a cyber friendship. We take our blessings where we find them…

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