Happiness Away

Ok folks …I am back in poetic mode.
I wrote the poem which I will post here, earlier on tonight. It’s purpose is in a general sense.
However, as I put my Scottish Independence hat on, I thought It was actually quite relevant for here too.
The subject matter is Happiness, and we All want to be happy don’t we? I know I do!
The poem asserts that we are all In control of our own happiness. We can choose to be happy, or we can choose to be unhappy.
We all know that In life, It is not utopia, and we cannot be happy all the time, no matter what joys we might have in it.
There will always be times when we are unhappy, or hurt, or feeling rejected, and there are times when we grieve. All of these are natural feelings, but ultimately whatever besets us in life, It is our choice whether we feel happy or not!

Which actually brings me to the Independence debate from another angle. Mainly are we happy with being Better Together, or are we not? Would we be better apart, still neighbours, still friends, but ultimately ploughing our own furrow in this world?

Can we possibly look at this Union and how things have transpired in our daily lives, by living under it?
We don’t need to look all that far back in History, Simply to consecutive Tory and Labour governments in Westminster from the beginnings of Thatcher in 1979 till the Cameron/Clegg Tory/LibDem coalition of today.

A very simple measurement for these past 30 years is, can we truly say that we have been happy with what has happened, the events which have taken place, and the ongoing destruction of the Welfare State and the NHS of today.
Can we be happy at the Wars, the Suicides from ATOS managed destruction of the disabled peoples lives, The Despair,The hopelessness, the homelessness, the painting of the Unemployed as LTBs (Lying Thieving Bastards), the retention of nuclear arms,and ever increasing spiralling debt? These are only particles of what we can talk about.
In short, can we be happy with the British State? If not, what can we do about it? Not a lot from what I can see. Irrespective If it is a Westminster Labour, Tory or Tory/Libdem coalition..The results are pretty much the same!
We have a continual cycle which we in Scotland, The other Senior partner In the Union, can do absolutely nothing about! We are stuck with them, we will remain stuck with them, and we will have little to no say what direction our Country goes in, as long as we remain in it!

In effect..hand on heart..are you happy? If not, why not?
We have control over our own happiness, but only to the extent that we can be allowed to be happy.
We have a hope of improving our happiness, our sense of social justice, our health and wealth, but not while we do not have the levers with which we can achieve what is needed.

For the people of Scotland to improve our happiness, we need to make it happen that we can achieve what we need, and all our people need. The only way we can rest this control is by Independence.
It will never be perfect happiness for all of us, that is a pipe dream!
We can however be a lot happier than we ever have been, and ever will be, tied into a Union which is ripping the soul out of our Country.
In effect, we are in control of our own happiness, and all we need is a simple choice to start making our lives better. We can choose to say YES!!
So the choice of political, social,economic and Independent happiness is ours. Choose to say YES and say “I can be happy!”

Or to put it another way.. How unhappy must we be before we finally admit that things aint getting any better,and are instead getting decidedly worse, and we have had enough, and can ourselves only do better by us.

Say YES to Happiness!

Happiness Away

There’s no-one that can take your happiness away
Only you, Only You!
No matter, what anyone will do or say
It’s only you, who can take your happiness away

You can let some people steal it, and they will!
Let your emotions run amok,and not be Still
Circumstance can confound you in your head
And the happiness you had before,Is Dead!

whatever might befall you on this day
no need to let its happening, take your happiness away
You can let your troubles punish you, we all need time to grieve
But It’s you that’s in control, so In your happiness believe

Rod Macfarlane

About auldacquaintance

I am not a member of any political party. I am however a strong supporter of Scots Independence. Any views which I express in this Blog are purely my own. This Blog intends to be a place where I will be putting my views on Scots Independence. It will primarily concern itself with the upcoming Referendum In Scotland. However It will also be somewhat diverse in the range of day to day issues which are evident to me in modern day Scotland. Not all of it will be political, and indeed may take me off into avenues I am not even aware of yet. Please come and join in on this journey, and any comments are welcome provided they are not abusive! All the best from a new acquaintance! Rod
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8 Responses to Happiness Away

  1. Boorach says:

    It’s no use, tried for days now to comment in poetic mode but best I can do is something to do with a cat and a mat!

    Good to have you back, don’t forget the old army saying; “nil illegitimi carborundum”

  2. Macart says:

    Speaking of grinding you down. Is it just me or has anyone else noticed a disturbing trend in the press recently. I mean above and beyond the usual negative spin or misinformation. I seem to be tracking a trend for inflammatory and divisive commentary aimed specifically at independence posters and voters (civilians). Unionist politicians, media commentators, unionist political activists and their blogs……….. all turning their attention to alienating and demonizing people with a legitimate and democratically mandated pov.

    Taking the Guardian (I know, the Grun????) as an example. Already well known for its unionist stance (no complaints about that, everyone has one), the past fortnight has seen articles by Blair McDougall and Brian Wilson which simply read like hate sheets. Then the now infamous Steve Bell cartoon on the question. What the hell are they thinking? Don’t they realise or care what effect these pieces are having? Calculated click baiting exercises, someone turning up the political heat, motivated by falling sales? Who knows?

  3. Rod, please come back. Scotland needs you.

  4. Bruce says:

    You haven’t posted for a while I hope that everything is ok. Will look forward to you starting to write again.


  5. Douglas Gregory says:

    What gives Rod? Why have you stopped bloging?

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