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Don't Worry, Be Happy - A Poem

Updated on May 19, 2015

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

      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

      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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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Beautiful..Not to worry, be happy..

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      Rosemary Sadler 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

      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

      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

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

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      Linda Bilyeu 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

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

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      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

      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

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

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      Manoj Kumar Srivastava 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

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

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      Joseph 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

      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

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

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      Caroline Marie 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

      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

      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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      Mike Pugh 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

      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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      Justin W Price 5 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

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

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      raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      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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      Justin W Price 5 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      ya and someone always has it worse then you do!

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      raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      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 5 years ago from Germany

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

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      Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton

      okay.. now Im happy :)

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      raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

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

      thank you Frank for sharing my happiness...

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      Ruchira 5 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 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      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...

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      ailen ferrer 5 years ago

      don't worry be happy...

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      raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

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

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      Larry Okeke 5 years ago from Enugu, Nigeria

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

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      raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

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

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

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

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      raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

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

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      lilbet 4 years ago

      thank u all see u bye xxx

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      raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

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

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

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

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      Mohan Kumar 4 years ago from UK

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

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      Mary Hyatt 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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      Nithya Venkat 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

      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

      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

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

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      raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

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

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      fjohn 4 years ago from india

      hi raciniwa excellent poem with a poositive message.

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      raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

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

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