Saturday, March 13, 2010

Happily Ever After

Happily Ever After

They lived "happily ever after,"
Is there really such a thing?
Is it only found in fairy tales?
Or tunes American idols sing?

Do dreams ever see see fulfillment?
Can one find that pot of gold?
Will we find the youthful fountain,
Before we grow so very old?

Can we find that four leaf clover?
Midst the crab grass everywhere,
Do we pause in our complaining,
To ever offer up a prayer?

Is there someone special for us?
A soul mate meant to share our life?
Have we stopped to really search,
For one who'll ease this world of strife?

Do we put our best foot forward?
Make the best of each new day?
I think it takes a bit of effort,
For "happily ever after" to come our way!

Carmen Henesy

Copyright (c) 2007 by Carmen Henesy
All rights reserved. 


  1. love this poem, carmen!! it made me smile and holds so much truth. take care!!

  2. Beautiful, Carmen. I love your header photo too. Sorry I haven't been over for a while. I haven't visited anyone else either, due to work and then the flu! Love from Sicily x

  3. I have wonder about soul mate for long time too, Carmen..Wonderful poem as always!

  4. Well said: Happily Ever After takes work, every minute of every day, as well as lots of luck.

  5. I love this. Happily ever after is a lot of work and it's never guaranteed either.

  6. You haven't "stopped searching" have you??!!! Better Not Girl!!Lol...
    Love your poems!

  7. Amen Carmen amen.

    Like you, plenty of money would go a long way in alleviating the blankness. There are places to go on my to do list that I probably won't ever see either. Unlike you, my job is not one I love. I just call the same people day after day...sigh. Once the economy is better I hope to find a more interesting one.

  8. ps Just saw your other comment about having to move soon. I can sympathize with you. If I lose my job, I'm not sure I could keep my house if I'm unable to find another. Have you thought that maybe you could find another job somewhere else? Maybe in a smaller town. It is hard when the children move out, I know.

  9. That's a wonderful poem to contemplate, Carmen. Beautiful.

    p.s. your blog header photo is absolutely gorgeous!

  10. Cheerful little poem. I'm working on my Happily ever after, so far, happily. Hope you are too.

  11. That has set me thinking, Carmen.
    Lovely poem.

    Nuts in May

  12. Anonymous4:49 PM

    What a challenging idea, to make this "After" a "Before".

    Please have a wonderful start into the new week.

  13. A true piece of writing, Carmen. I like what Lakeviewer said, that happily ever after takes continuous work. I'm on year 18 of mine.

  14. Your poems always grab my thoughts from very deep down. I've often wondered myself if there was a "Happily ever after". Maybe for someone, but I'm still on the journey.