How do we measure happiness, how can we all discover?
Who we meet, who we love and hate, our sister or our brothers.
Why is it so that so many of us do, the bad and sad, to me and to you?
To find love, to dismiss hate, continuing on for a compatible mate.
We walk through life overcoming strife, fighting fear, wiping tears,
Smiling through hiding the pain, pretending all is well, we're not insane,
''Honestly I'm fine, don't worry about me, I'll succeed, just wait and see!''
We say this with conviction, so clear with our diction, never letting it show, what we really know.
The deep sadness and hurt the fear and worry, of time running out for us in a hurry!
Not getting any younger, seeing those lines filling my face, accepting old age is hard to do with any grace!
I have found my happiness still, no matter how old I get, I just haven't managed to contain it, at least not yet!
My children fill my cup, my family do too, friends, neighbours, but theyr'e not you!
Happiness has come, yes this I must acknowledge, it smiles through the trees, and sings in the foliage,
In this beautiful place I wonder all around, trying to drink in the peacefulness Iv'e found.
I see it everywhere now, sometimes I can't believe, where I found the strength to ever leave.
To travel here for you, to wait and make a home, never believing I'd be alone.
Happiness to some of us would be living here, happiness to others is living without fear.
Happiness to me, is all I am, and see, the love received from children, friends and family.
But to be really happy, is to be really free, and my happiness will only ever be completed, when your here with me.
So yes, I know I must address, the facts the possibility, that perhaps that may never be reality for me.
So instead of moaning on, and crying myself to sleep, I shall embrace my new found love, it's here, alone, and deep,
the fields, the streams, the dales and hills,
enabling my strength to reduce my pills.
ALL is not lost, whatever the cost,
hearing my children's laughter, shall sustain me ever after!
Yet still, I wait, I hope, I look, I need,