I’m H-A-P-P-Y I know I am The UN says I am

I'm H-A-P-P-Y by Phil Burns

I’m H-A-P-P-Y by Phil Burns

AnElephantCant quite believe it
The UN has something to say
It issues a decree
Thank goodness it’s free
Today is World Happiness Day*

In order to promote our spiritual well-being
We must make other people feel better
If a lady shoves past you
To the front of the queue
You bite your tongue nod your head and just let her

It is a day for a random act of kindness
Be nice to each nuisance you meet
If you’re on the bus
Don’t make a big fuss
Get up and give that granny your seat

Laugh and the world laughs with you
Do you think there is any truth in that
If you behave nicely
Isn’t it just as likely
That it is you that they’re all laughing at

Now AnElephant is perhaps a bit cynical
And he may very well be mistaken
But how many of you folk
Really believe it’s a joke
And smile even though your heart is breaking

In Scotland we don’t often do cheerful
Even if we have ten thousand reasons to be glad
It is typically Scottish
To employ litotes
We say Aye well I suppose things aren’t too bad

* Yes, really.
AnElephant is mildly surprised that there are no wars, famines or other natural or man-made disasters happening anywhere to attract the attention of this august body.

About AnElephantCant

An artist/writer/poet combination whose blogs reflect an approach to life that celebrates nature and takes a tongue-in-cheek view of most issues. So you get rhymes and doodles, photographs and comment. Irreverent and irrelevant. Occasionally funny, sometimes serious, mostly pointless. https://anelephantcant.me/
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19 Responses to I’m H-A-P-P-Y I know I am The UN says I am

  1. Lady Lovely says:

    I just loved this whole thing. Very inspirational and it’s always a good thing to spread some happiness!

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  2. Great picture and beautiful poem.

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  3. Penny L Howe says:

    Fantastic, love this. the whole thing. From the title to the last line. Happy verse to spread a day of happiness, yes! Thank you anelephantcan’t know how happy this post makes me feel! 🙂 xx

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  4. Matilda Aya says:

    Yay! We’re spelling!
    I’m so glad I came.
    The time’s fitting
    To show you my name.

    It’s muh till duh
    and I uh.
    I sometimes sign my uh
    on checks far
    too small
    to claim.

    (Now you can sigh, Uhhhh)

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  5. Well happy happiness day! As a random act of kindness I give you a BIG hug and a bag of peanuts. (SMILE) (((Brian)))

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  6. Alastair says:

    Happiness is
    About
    Plodding along
    Pretending everything is
    Yippee

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  7. Sarah Ann says:

    It seems the UN isn’t aware of UK budget day either. None of us can be happy until after lunch – when we’ll probably end up even more miserable than usual.

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