An original poem by Cristina Gecolea
Happiness is a bowl of cherries
Picked lovingly from the berry farm
After a long day’s work.
Happiness is home-made cookies:
Batter pre-mixed the day before
Rested in the fridge overnight
Waking me up in the morning as the chocolate-chip aroma wafts to my room!
Happiness is a black cat with shiny fur
Greeting me as I enter the door
Back-arched and furry face weaved on my leg excitedly,
Glad I’m home because she missed me.
Happiness is a glass of ice water
Touching my parched lips;
Grateful to be having it
Because I’m super-thirsty.
Happiness is watching Grey’s Anatomy
and seeing any and all episodes
That have McSteamy!
Happiness is getting a hug,
A hand-squeeze, a cuddle
When I need it most
Be it a tough day or just a regular one.
Happiness is being loved,
Cared about, longed-for and missed
When I’m away
Or when he is away from me.
Happiness is a bearded dragon
Flattening his back
Basking in the sun
Streaming into my living room.
Happiness is tennis:
Playing well, having fun
And seeing my friends there.
Happiness is my life
And the people in it
Who bring me joy
Happiness is … me