Happiness is a momentary feeling,
It comes and goes away in a twinkling of the eye;
We grasp it like grasping thin air,
It just dissipates and vanishes;
Why can’t we entice it to last longer?
Unlike sadness which refuses to go away,
But sticks to us like leeches!
No matter how hard we try,
It burrows its way into our mind,
And stays there until it has sucked us dry,
And leaves us writhing in agony!