exercise in realising happiness

exercise in realising happiness


cutting an organic orange into quarters from

the fruit orchard in the morning,

then sitting in the sun; mild Queensland winter warmth

on the cheeks and third eye,

that is opening and smiling into consciousness,

enjoying being here.

Enough purpose there,

Guilt free happiness in small things?

Moment to moment, because that is all

That is necessary (or in truth, is all I can do for now).

This then, is my self-prescribed therapeutic model,

And shutting out the black thoughts that hedge in;

You don’t deserve this life/useless creature/

unlovable whore, who gives you the right to

happiness every day of your life?

But I am a rebel, attack these jealous voices from the

past and sing










by Julie McNeill

Fernvale ©copyright 2004


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