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Prompt #32, It’s Post Your Poems Day!

December 15, 2010

The Pursuit of Happiness

Certainly that phrase, “the pursuit of happiness” is ripe with possibilities. Just what do we think of happiness? Elusive, reachable, impossible, worthy or not of consideration? And what precisely is meant by “pursuit”? Is happiness even attainable that way? Is it something we work “toward” or simply “await”? Or perhaps your own thoughts went in some altogether different direction. However your compass points, please now share your result with us here.

Don’t have a poem yet? Perhaps read a few done by others here, be inspired. There’s still plenty of time to discover a poem for yourself!

Leave the links to your poems in the comments of this post, then go visit your fellow writers’ sites and read their work. Remember to leave only positive comments in the spirit of sharing and not critiquing. We look forward to reading your poems!


Please remember to include a link with your blog poem post that links right back to here, this “Post Your Poems Day”, so that others reading your poem can also share in this community poem experience – maybe even someone new to We Write Poems!

If you are new to WWP, please be welcome to look around and read. The full prompt description you can find under “Recent Posts” on the top right of our page.

  1. December 15, 2010 12:23 am

    Panting, out of breath, have I arrived? (jk)

    the pursuit of happiness

  2. December 15, 2010 1:33 am

    happiness is song

  3. December 15, 2010 1:37 am

    happiness is also patience

  4. December 15, 2010 3:36 am

    Have you caught that elusive creature, happiness?

    When I was young and free

  5. December 15, 2010 5:02 am

    This prompt stumped me, I’m glad for the time to come up with something.

  6. Irene permalink*
    December 15, 2010 5:26 am

    Are you happy yet?

    Happiness is

  7. December 15, 2010 6:28 am

    Here’s is my offering for today…I think not so much about happiness itself as about the pursuit…

    Apartment, 17 Rue Beautreillis


    P.S. This post is password protected. Some of you have the password already to protected posts on my blog; this poem has the same password. If you do not and you want to read it, email me (nicole AT ravenswingpoetry DOT com)

    • December 15, 2010 11:34 am

      I’d love to read it, but don’t know the password.

  8. December 15, 2010 7:48 am


    A warm sunny day spent pursuing happiness!

  9. December 15, 2010 8:08 am

    Am late. Had complications on my site and couldn’t post what I had intended. Instead am putting up an older piece, which responds to the prompt, I think.

  10. December 15, 2010 8:41 am

    A pursuit of something that could possibly be considered happiness: Eivissa

  11. December 15, 2010 9:46 am

    I am trying a form, the sevenling.

    Sevenling:The Pursuit of Happiness

  12. December 15, 2010 7:55 pm

    Better late than never:


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