Happiness is within

In search of happiness,

I booked a  ticket to the other side of the universe,

Armed with a backpack, stuffed with  too many expectations,

I embarked on a journey


In the earth beneath and above in the sky,

Probed from each  particle

So, on the question of mine,

The air was a long sweet dream

And the earth was a sweet wide smile

In the ears of the supreme sun,I whispered

While I was searching happiness into the pocket of Silver beauty and twinkling stars,

They all bestowed me with even a wider smile


Yet again, my quest had failed!

To lean on my intuition and inner guide more

Though, in the lap of an intriguing nature,

I always get a feeling of euphoria

And travelling gave me a chance to learn



But then I heard my inner voice,

That enlightened me with the thought,

That happiness can be found even inside the four walls,

Happiness is within me

And  apprised me to make happiness a choice. 

Pooja Mandla


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Written by Pooja Mandla

Β Pooja is an educator by profession but a word weaver by passion. She has a BSc in Medical, an M.Phil. in English literature and, a B.Ed. degree from Punjab(Chandigarh) University.

She loves to read, write, draw and travel. She finds inspiration from nature and the surrounding people. She is passionate about writing poems and is a regular contributor to several online platforms, where she has won many prizes.Β 

Her poems have been published inΒ  11 anthologies so far by the various Publishing house and, a few are in process.Β  Two of her poems have recently been selected for two different anthologies by an International press called Sweetycatpress. Her poems have also been published in International magazines like Literoma and Innsaei Journals.

She has recently been awarded with the award of appreciation for the ANNUAL WORDSMITH AWARD 2021 by ASIAN LITERARY SOCIETY.

Beauty in the crevice of Nature

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