The River of Happiness

The river was sad and cold one day,

And a man walked by.

He laid the blanket of love on it.

He planted trees and took off the river’s cement jacket,

And the love made it clean again.

The river laughed with glee

While the fish danced the tango beneath the happy river.

The sun shone over the happiness.

And the birds came back and said to me,

“I love it here because

of the river, the river,

the river of glee.”

- Emilia Hagen