“Ug, I hate the poetry unit.” (Girl in English class #1) “Saaaaammmme.” (Girl in English class #2) (Teacher) “Write a poem about...happiness!” Happiness? All the poems I write are depressing… What is happiness anyway? A light? A sound? A song? A feeling? Or...something more? Maybe...maybe happiness is like the peak of a mountain. You must climb, higher and higher, to reach a smile or a laugh Or, I suppose, happiness could be a lantern. Glowing in the darkness, allowing people to see the world around them differently. Giving people hope to wherever the bearer travels. Or, I suppose, happiness could be a sound or thing. Like a heartbeat. Or a laugh. Maybe even a dubbed anime episode that you’ve been waiting to watch for months. So, what is happiness? It doesn’t seem to really have a definition. I guess it depends on who you are, and what makes you happy. Ug. Poems about happiness are so hard to write.