Slice of Life: Happy

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At the end of the day, they agreed:
they were both happy.
Gathering the right tools,
never rushing,
paying close attention to all of the details,
enjoying the process almost as much as the product.
Installing lights or baking a cake.
They were both happy
at the end of the day.

©Mary Lee Hahn, 2021

6 thoughts on “Slice of Life: Happy”

  1. So much metaphor here in this happy poem – “enjoying the process as much as the product” – we’re sometimes so consumed by getting a thing done that we forget to savor the experiences (naturally I think of writing). It’s a key to being happy at the end of the day, indeed. The carefree moments of togetherness celebrated here are such a reminder.

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  2. This poem is relaxing to read. It puts you in a state of mind that one needs to have once in a while. The process is so important and often overlooked, as Fran points out. The poem also leaves me to imagine what they did and who exactly was involved? A mother and child? A husband and wife? Friends? I think the wondering makes this a beautiful and relatable poem.

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  3. Happiness is a sublime feeling, Mary Lee and you captured it in your poem. I can see you with a smile because you spent the day relaxed and completing each task to its completion.


  4. Mary Lee, what a fun poem. It gives me pause with my questions about who was installing and who was baking. However, “at the end of the day,” it doesn’t really matter–“They were both happy.” Really nice poem!


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