In the Path of Your Happiness

Updated: Sep 13

Being mocked by forces beyond the human spirit while being occupied in his pursuit of fulfilling his dreams, poet Santhosh Annabattula describes how Hope reached out to help him stand against the odds.

​The poem “In the Path of Your Happiness” talks about the light at the end of the tunnel, just like the sunrise after a dark night. It mentions that we are unstoppable with Hope along our side in our moment of need.

Cover Photo by Pankaj Tottada

I was sitting on a lonely beach,

Building castles in the wet sand.

A nonchalant wave sweeps it away

Making a mockery of my dreams

I crumble down in despair,

Until a pair of hands help me,

To build it stronger this time.

I look up and see your smiling visage

And stare at your eyes in wonder

At how alike we both are

While a silent smile crosses my heart

Realizing that I’m not alone.

Many people we meet in life,

The wind which passes through everything,

Sings only in a special piece of wood

Every note of music flowing out of the alliance.

The moon is what but rock and stone

Until it is tenderly touched upon by light.

The sun and the rain seldom meet

But nature paints a rainbow whenever they do,

In joyous celebration of their togetherness.

You showed me there is a dawn

After every twilight; And that night

Is only a brief journey towards the light

You saw and woke up the butterfly,

Hidden inside the façade of a caterpillar.

Your thought is like the first drop of rain,

Heralding the shower of happiness.

Your warmth is shared by the first ray of dawn,

Which melts the darkness from the inside.

Your grace resembles a thousand candles,

A light in humble devotion to the lord.

Your voice is the sweetness,

In the lullaby of a doting mother.

Your friendship is the all-embracing sky,

Which distances can never split

In these times of fleeting promises,

Of shallow emotions and masquerades

You rise like the evening star so fair

Shining like a beacon of hope.

Is this all really you?

Or is this how I see you?

That is best left unanswered

For my mind is already made

I hope all my prayers

Will find a way to fulfill your wishes

For I will find bliss

Only in the path of your happiness.





This contribution is photographed by Pankaj Tottada.



This poem is available in paperback & ebook.

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