I was unhappy until I recognized
I would never be happy.
Once I accepted that truth,
it removed the burden you had handed me,
all you who said I could choose happiness,
all you who asked why not be happy?
And so I was unhappy that I could not be happy,
could not live up to the world's expectations.
They should not have been my expectations.
I am not happy. I am not unhappy.
That's good enough for me.
Stephen Brooke ©2012