Will a box full of chocolates covered in thick caramel?
Or a truck full of dreams of a life free of hassle?
Or a pair of new shoes with a matching pretty frock?
Or a pen and a bag or an expensive rock?
Or an opportunity to travel lands afar?
Or a video game where characters crush monsters bizarre?
Or a promise of a wedding with the grandest banquet you've ever seen?
Or a walk on the beach on a breezy summer evening?
Or the bite of a mouth-watering pastry?
Or a piece of spectacular jewellery?
Tell me Susan, do you want a car or a plane?
What'll make you happy?... I ask again.
Neither jewellery nor luxury,
Neither life free of cares,
Neither a box full of candy
Nor a game with thrilling adventures.
Neither the astounding sight of the countries afar
Nor the jarring sound of machines pumping at par.
I care very little for a bejeweled attire,
It cannot give me the peace I so now desire.
Neither a wedding nor the fanfare,
All these are fruitless, means nothing I swear
I want you Papa to love me like your own,
I want you to be by my side from night to noon.
I want you to be less busy,
Less angry,more calm,
I want you to smile a little more till you can
Not buy me with pleasures: dull and transient,
I want us to be happy, being alive to each moment.