They call me Alaurilee

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I've been writing poetry from the age of 12. It has, and always will be my outlet, my voice. Join me on my journey . . . I can write about almost anything. :) ~ Life doesn't come with a shiny new book; no users manual of answers to find with one look. Life comes with doors that open and shut; and paths laid before us to be followed or passed up. There's things we can learn and things we may teach; hearts that may find us and souls we may reach. Guaranteed on this journey are teacups of tears; and pains that might hurt us may age us by years. But the beauty of life, love, laughter and giving; come from serving hugs on a platter each and every day we're living. ~

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Accidentally Happy

Who left the door open?
Do you feel that breeze?
As it wraps around my soul
I feel a gentle squeeze.

What I thought was wind;
what I thought was air;
blew itself around me
and tousled up my hair.

I didn't understand at first.
The truth evaded me.
I had floated alone so long
lost in the open sea.

But one day I saw land
and built myself a house.
Then I still felt lonely
so I made friends with a mouse.

I gave the mouse some cheese.
It gave me company.
It opened a door of happiness
deep inside of me.

A window of hope and love
in a time of a dark.
A door opened to happiness
through a moonlit park.

It something that sneaks up.
You rarely see it arrive.
But accidentally leave open a door
and watch happiness come inside.


From a prompt from my dear friend @just1heather . . .

"Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open"
~ John Barrymore

Posted at dVerse Poets Pub for Open Link Night Week 14