D. B. DEVILLIERS

Poetry

Tag: happiness

If/Then

Maybe if I were happier
I wouldn’t be such an asshole.
Maybe I’d be happier
if I weren’t such
an asshole.

Please Understand

Please understand
that emotions
are like airborne
diseases:
one afflicted
with a virus
will not become well again
by spreading it.

A happy person’s
happiness
doesn’t diminish
when shared;
likewise,
a sad person’s
sadness
is not made
any less
sad
by making more miserable
the misery of
others.


A poem I wrote forever ago, but one I’ve always liked a lot.