Poems About Happiness

Martin Dejnicki
The following poems talk about happiness and what it means to be happy (from my personal perspective). Sometimes, we may think that we are happy, but in reality we may not be living our lives in sync with our values.
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Table of contents
A Poem about Searching for Happiness
A Short Verse about Happiness for Kids
A Poem about Happiness

For me, happiness means - having the freedom to be able to choose the things we do in our daily lives.

It means to spend time on things which are important to us, while being surrounded by a loving and supportive community of family and friends.

Happiness also means living a simple uncluttered life, with neither an excess of material possessions or drama.

I will explore my personal definition of happiness in following verses:


We often wonder,

where happiness starts.

The journey usually begins,

in our individual hearts.

Each of us possesses,

our happiness view.

We must stick to our values,

in the mirror we must be true.

Spending time with others,

who we love and deeply care.

It's these simple moments in time,

every day we'd love to share.

All the fortunes in this world,

shall not make our spirits sing.

It's amazing how much joy,

a baby's laughter seems to bring.

Happiness is processed,

a million times inside each mind.

The secret is no secret,

just be positive and kind.

This feeling that we seek,

does not depend on age.

We truly hope it follows us,

as we turn another page.

By Martin Dejnicki

I strongly believe that our happiness also depends on the people who we choose to surround ourselves with in our lives. I think it would be difficult to be truly happy if all the people around us were unhappy.

That's why I believe it's important to choose positive, cheerful, and overall happy people to be our friends. We could also try to make our unhappy friends or family members happy, by example, or by simply talking to them, and figuring out why they are not happy in their lives.

A Poem about Searching for Happiness

Pursuit of Happiness

To a sunshine morning,

she woke up with a grin.

Another gloomy day,

she felt inside her skin.

Summer Saturday,

this meant she was free.

Maybe all she needed,

was a little shopping spree.

A couple hours later,

it was total bags galore.

The stuff did not erase her grin,

yet she wanted plenty more.

She stared at the thief of time,

on the couch she seemed so tired.

Nothing on the millionth channel,

she noticed that inspired.

Her anxiety and gloom,

grin openly confessed.

She dreamed of buying a life,

with happiness and zest.

But then she heard the doorbell,

a loving, dear, old friend.

Happiness arrived,

for that grin, it was the end.

By Martin Dejnicki

Most of us may think that the solution to being happy is extremely complicated and hard to find or attain. But I think it's quite the opposite.

I think it's very simple, and it's always right in front of us. We just need to open our eyes, simplify our lives, and do the things that will make us happy.

A Short Verse about Happiness for Kids

Always Happy

It's important to be happy,

every single day.

When at home or at school,

and especially when you play.

Always being happy,

is a very cool style.

Don't be shy to show us all,

your big old shiny smile.

Make sure you smell those flowers,

exactly when they bloom.

Every time you're happy,

you will light up every room.

Don't hide happiness in a box,

make sure you freely share.

Now go and jump around,

and spread it in the air.

By Martin Dejnicki

Most children are naturally happy and bubbly little people. I think the rest of us could learn a lot just by observing them. Just think of the happiness expressed by the last toddler that you saw.

I hope happiness remains focal point in your life, and I hope these poems about happiness remind all of us how the simple things in life will ensure that we are truly happy.

A Poem about Happiness

What does it mean to be happy?

Personally, I think it means being satisfied and grateful at the present moment. I’m grateful for having a supportive and loving family, a great job that I enjoy and also pays the bills, good health, freedom (to do as I wish, such as write poems for others and express my thoughts), opportunities, play, etc…

Enjoy and share this poem, and I wish you long-lasting and blissful happiness.

Search For Happiness

A masterpiece,

of art,

Is what happiness,

is to the heart.

It’s much more,

than a state of mind.

When we seek it,

we’re often blind.

Into the future or past,

we often search and stare,

Yet happiness sits,

next to our chair.

We must stop,

looking right through,

What it’s made of

we’ve always knew.


deep inside,

To our very being,

it’s closely tied.

Let’s take a deep look,

and openly embrace,


into our space.

By Martin Dejnicki

Being in a state of true happiness may vary quite a lot between different individuals. But the feelings and emotions that it ignites are very similar.

I think many of us may postpone being happy in the present, because we may believe that it will happen eventually in the future. But I think we need to keep in mind that our lives will always be filled with obstacles, challenges, and struggles. We just need to learn how to deal with them, and still maintain our happiness during the present.

You’re probably thinking, that’s much easier said than done. I’m not saying it’s easy. I just think we all need to embrace happiness as a way of life (no matter what happens). That type of philosophy will enrich our lives and our memories.

So how do we accomplish that? How do we embrace happiness as a way of life?


With the right/positive attitude and outlook on life, nothing could ever get in our way. It comes down to learning to love life and being able to gracefully deal with whatever life throws at us. And if we don’t like something, we could always make decisions to change it.

Be happy, and enjoy life.

PUBLISHED: Sep 29, 2023
Written By
Martin Dejnicki
I enjoy writing simple rhyming poetry that people can easily share with their loved ones. I live in Toronto with my loving wife and two curious, adventure-seeking daughters.
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