Intelligence vs. Happiness

Written for Margo Roby’s Poem Tryouts:  Intelligent Beings

“Any intelligent person knows that life is a beautiful thing and that the purpose of life is to be happy, but it seems only idiots are ever happy.”
~Orhan Pamuk~

Smart is not an art.
Inherent intelligence
of high caliber is an urge
to submerge yourself
in constant thought.
Each thought travels through
your brain as roads on a map.
If you are not intelligent,
thoughts do not crowd
your brain, so you are able
to attain happiness without

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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3 Responses to Intelligence vs. Happiness

  1. margo roby says:

    I laughed at the surprise of the ending!


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