it took me
this far to realize
that happiness
is a state of mind.

and i
will tell you this
i don't mind
being happy.

sad thing about it
is that i have seen so much
and felt so little.

i have been part of great things
but have not lived them.

i have loved so much
but have never been loved.

it's a shame
it really is.

but i am happy
because i want to be
and i am lonely
because i am too afraid
to make mistakes.

it's a shame
it really is.