Don't Worry, Be Happy - A Poem

Choosing to Be Happy

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Life's Absurdities

When life’s absurdities hit you, what will you do? This poem came to me as an inspiration when I’ve watched a video on Facebook posted by a friend…I hope you’ll enjoy…


Don’t worry, Be Happy


When the sun goes down,

And you still wear a frown

Don’t worry, be happy.


When the world laughs at you

And you have nowhere to go…

Don’t worry, be happy.


When your house has flown away

And has landed at Manila Bay

Don’t worry, be happy.


When the prices of goods go up

And you have nothing to sup…

Don’t worry, be happy


When all your friends have left

And all you have is a cleft

Don’t worry, be happy.


When you have grown old

And remember to read this ode

Don’t worry, be happy…


Stay Happy...

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pennyofheaven 5 years ago from New Zealand

Oooh absolutely yes!


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Senoritaa 5 years ago

Like the simplicity of the verses, and the strong message they carry. Stay happy :)


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trecords0 5 years ago from DeLand, Florida

Very vivid imagery.


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raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu Author

penny...thank you for bringing a smile to my face...

Senoritaa...and to you as well...Cheers...have a great day...thank you for taking the time to read...


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raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu Author

ah, thank you trecords for the nice comment...


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Sheila Van Dyke 5 years ago from Chattanooga, Tennessee

Never depend on someone else for your own happiness!!


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Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

Beautiful my friend and has to have an up up and away.

Take care and enjoy the rest of your day.

Eddy.


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richbrayan 5 years ago from London, United Kingdom

Could I possible be the friend that posted the video on Facebook??? I only posted this on facebook a few days ago lol anyway, really nice poem :)


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always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

Beautiful..Not to worry, be happy..


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Rosemay50 5 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

Sweet and simple, things always get better. lovely poem


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raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu Author

Sheila...i couldn't agree more...happiness is always a choice...

Thank you Eddy for the lovely comment...have a Blessed Sunday...


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raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu Author

Richbrayan...if we are friends on Fb then it's from you...actually I've never met her...it's just that her post that appeared on my wall lighted the bulb in my mind...and i said why not not...so presto...i wrote a poem about it...i could be your friend in Fb too...Raci Niwa is my name there...thank you for the wonderful comment...

Always exploring...thank you also for taking the time to read...have a great Sunday...


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raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu Author

thank you Rosemay for the nice comment...life is sweeter because of the sweet people who surround me...


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Sunshine625 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

I love the song and your hub is so true! Don't worry, be happy:)


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raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu Author

oh, thank you sunshine for taking the time to read...have a wonderful day!!!


JinnyMarte 5 years ago

How beautifuly cheerful! I really like the grasp that you have at real life situations that everyone can relate to... :-)

It cheers up definitely...love the imagery too!


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raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu Author

oh thank you Jinny for the cheerful words too...and thank you always for the support...


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chanroth 5 years ago from California, USA

I love this poem! So cheerful! Be happy! *SMILE*


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raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu Author

chanroth...thank you for making me smile...have a great day...


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makusr 5 years ago from India

Raciniwa, Worry and happy both are five letter words. So you have equal opportunity to choose. Thanks for a lovely poem full of inspiration.

With warm wishes,

MAKUSR


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raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu Author

yes Makusr, thank you for the reminder...have a great day!!! :-)


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Lord De Cross 5 years ago

So well done and happy to read you. I don't really worry ABOUT the scoring and I'm happy. I don't worry about the money, budget, save and still be happy. Thanks Racinawa!

LORD


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

Very inspiring poem. You make my morning so colorful after reading this poem. Well done and rated up. I love the video above. Cheers...

Prasetio


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raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu Author

yeah, lord...that's the right attitude...let go and let God...oftentimes in our lives we seem struggling because we don't just let things happen...of course we have worries but let the wind blow it...thank you for your wonderful insight...


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raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu Author

Cheers too prasetio...and thank you for making my day also...have a wonderful day too!!!


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carolinemd21 5 years ago from Close to Heaven

You're poem made me smile. :)


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raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu Author

oh, thank you...i'm honored to have made you smile...Cheers...


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Cresentmoon2007 5 years ago from Caledonia, MI

Raciniwa,

This one has placed a smile on my face for right now I am dealing with some worries of my own and this is exactly what I needed to read. The bright colored images you have placed with the poem are wonderful as well, just exactly what the doctor has ordered. Thank you. Voted up.


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raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu Author

oh, i'm glad to be of help Cresentmoon...and thank you for appreciating this poem...


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Cresentmoon2007 5 years ago from Caledonia, MI

You're welcome :)


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CloudExplorer 5 years ago from New York City

Yay! you have a kind way of expressing differing emotions Raciniwa. Thanks for sharing your happiness poem here, it not only makes me more happier, I also felt a bit of your kind spirit shining through your writing as well.

Voted up & nice video selection. Cheers!!!


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raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu Author

thank you cloud explorer for your wonderful comment...i'm glad this poem made you smile as well, anyway the poem is inspired by the video...so i told myself, why not?


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon

Good reminder. It's not always that easy though :-)


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu Author

yes Pdx for at times we are so focused on ourselves and our troubles that we forget what a wonderful world there is outside...


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon

ya and someone always has it worse then you do!


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu Author

yes Pdx i agree with you on that...life is not always on the other side of the coin...thank you for reminding me...


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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

Yes, indeed. Don't worry, be happy...lovely poem...Happy New Year 2012!!!


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

okay.. now Im happy :)


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu Author

thank you Thelma, yes, being happy is always a choice...

thank you Frank for sharing my happiness...


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

no wonder this song is a hit since, humans always worry and we are advised to be happy.

A good reminder raciniwa.

Thank you!

It was a delight to read and keep it in mind :)

voted up as beautiful


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu Author

yes Ruchira, our problems are not ours to solve...in God's hands, there's a time for everything as the Book of Ecclesiastes says, enjoy life while we're still young...

thank you for taking the time to read and share with me my happiness...


ailen ferrer 4 years ago

don't worry be happy...


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu Author

that's correct dai...God is with us all the time...


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Larry Okeke 4 years ago from Enugu, Nigeria

So poetry can be this lucid? I love every word!


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu Author

Thank you for finding it lucid, at times i could just be that, but sometimes i find my mood unnerving...


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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

I have always loved this song and your piece brought a smile to my lips---


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu Author

And your presence sealed a smile on my lips too...take care always...it's a pleasure reading your comment...


lilbet 4 years ago

thank u all see u bye xxx


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu Author

hello lilbet...thanks for visiting...have a great day!


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DanaTeresa 4 years ago from Ohio

very cute. worrying never helps anything. happiness does. :)


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Docmo 4 years ago from UK

Nice one- cute, catchy and highly hummable. Love the mood it conveys!


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida

I love the video, but now it's stuck in my mind!!! Great catchy diddy that made me smile. I voted it UP, Funny


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Vellur 4 years ago from Dubai

Awesome happy hub. Very happy to be reading your beautiful hub.


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu Author

hello Dana...yes, you are right, all we need is change our perspective in life...thank you...


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu Author

hello Docmo...you're so right there...it is great to uplift someone's mood and spread it to others as well...have a great day...


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu Author

hello mary, i'm glad you like the video...thanks for visiting...


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu Author

hello Vellur...and i am happy to see your comment too...thank you...


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fjohn 3 years ago from india

hi raciniwa excellent poem with a poositive message.


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raciniwa 3 years ago from Naga City, Cebu Author

thank you fjohn for taking the time to read my poem...have a great time...

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