The poem Happiness Within was written as a mode of affection and joy in life despite overwhelming struggles and challenges.

What can make me happy?

Is it a smile on a child’s face?

Or could it be a welcoming embrace from a  loving friend?

Maybe it is a simple gesture from my precious Olivia Grace?

Perhaps it is being there for me until the end.

But I know that all this has indeed made me happy in living.

Yet my true happiness comes with trust, loyalty and forgiveness.