Happiness is Fleeting
If happiness is your goal
you'll never be whole.
Always be rolling on a raging river
of emotion completely out of control.
For happiness is fleeting, receding like the waters
on a creek bank after a storm,
never even warned that the moment
one desire is fulfilled a new one is born.
Seek to make contentment your aim.
For it's constant through the winds of change;
its heat still warms the soul
though the fire's flame waxes and wanes.
For contentment accepts life as it is.
Realizes there's as much to be grateful
for in pain as in bliss.
Discontentment always follows happiness.