AnElephantCant quite believe it
The UN has something to say
It issues a decree
Thank goodness it’s free
Today is World Happiness Day*
In order to promote our spiritual well-being
We must make other people feel better
If a lady shoves past you
To the front of the queue
You bite your tongue nod your head and just let her
It is a day for a random act of kindness
Be nice to each nuisance you meet
If you’re on the bus
Don’t make a big fuss
Get up and give that granny your seat
Laugh and the world laughs with you
Do you think there is any truth in that
If you behave nicely
Isn’t it just as likely
That it is you that they’re all laughing at
Now AnElephant is perhaps a bit cynical
And he may very well be mistaken
But how many of you folk
Really believe it’s a joke
And smile even though your heart is breaking
In Scotland we don’t often do cheerful
Even if we have ten thousand reasons to be glad
It is typically Scottish
To employ litotes
We say Aye well I suppose things aren’t too bad
* Yes, really.
AnElephant is mildly surprised that there are no wars, famines or other natural or man-made disasters happening anywhere to attract the attention of this august body.
I just loved this whole thing. Very inspirational and it’s always a good thing to spread some happiness!
Great picture and beautiful poem.
AnElephantCant hide his great pleasure
Some comments just warm his old heart
Like your sweet indication
For Phil and his fabulous art
Fantastic, love this. the whole thing. From the title to the last line. Happy verse to spread a day of happiness, yes! Thank you anelephantcan’t know how happy this post makes me feel! 🙂 xx
AnElephantCant help being happy
Penny’s comment gives him such a thrill
He is full of pride
Cos she’s holding her sides
If she’s happy then he’s happier still
Yay! We’re spelling!
I’m so glad I came.
The time’s fitting
To show you my name.
It’s muh till duh
and I uh.
I sometimes sign my uh
on checks far
(Now you can sigh, Uhhhh)
AnElephantCant stop laughing
At I uh and her crazy rhymes
If he was a cry uh
He’d have a tear in his eye uh
But instead he commits rhyming crimes
Well happy happiness day! As a random act of kindness I give you a BIG hug and a bag of peanuts. (SMILE) (((Brian)))
AnElephantCant forget his manners
When he gets a bus into town
With a smile on his face
He gives up his place
And lets five or six ladies sit down
Pretending everything is
Heh. I am
Always gracious of your
Pleasingly wonderful and
You guys are.
Here will look odd if it is like this
It seems the UN isn’t aware of UK budget day either. None of us can be happy until after lunch – when we’ll probably end up even more miserable than usual.
AnElephantCant criticise the UN
Although he feels that they probably deserve it
If there is a war
And they don’t know what it is for
They just wander along and observe it