Happiness to me now means a state of acceptance and immersion in the here and now without “joy” or “protest” or “hope or fear”.
I cannot fit into my Old Shoes:
I have Different Feet now.
I am Born Again.
Note: This poem is dedicated to persons who have survived a life changing experience and have to give up their “old self” and find meaning in their new reality. The metaphor suggests that One’s self is not defined by the shoes one wears (the reality of one’s life) but rather is an invisible, life defining force within you which says, nay screams, “I am Born Again”.