(14) Cost Of Happiness


I am glad to attend this party,
It is in full swing, with merriment,
All are dancing and shouting,
Climax of hilarity is present.

People pretend to be happy,
The whole circle as they seek,
They are happier in advance,
And become happiest at the peak.
I feel all this is a magic,
Which is live- show, to perform,
All are acting till drop-scene,
To exhibit, the maximum charm.

My happiness be the top most,
If it lags; it is a curse,
This happiness is meaningless,
If I do not compare it with others.

I pay for happiness, to buy the same,
Spending the money is no trouble,
If this happiness is a thousand deal,
The two thousands, may earn the double.

With the bundle of happiness, I come out,
It is raining, in the darkness of night,
A child is dancing on the road,
Mud-clad, bare naked, shining bright,

His body has fragrance of soil,
He is beating a broken flute
I feel my happiness, with respect to others,
But his innocent happiness is absolute.