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HAPPINESS -- response greatly appreciated

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Every person
Stand deep
In the bottomless valley of life,
Looking up,
Searching for the path to happiness.
The only goal
In our split second existence:
Happiness.
Striving endlessly
For an unattainable plateau
Nowhere in sight.
Always room to move up,
Seemingly nowhere to go
But a higher level.
The present pit grows weary,
Wanting to get out.
Scratching,
Clawing,
Begging,
For a way
To happiness.
Happiness—
Where did you go?
Happiness—
Will you return?
Maybe it was just a joke.
Maybe it was never here at all.
Happiness.
Nothing more than an unattainable plateau.
Nothing more than a temporary
And ignorant
Denial
Of what is wrong.