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Happiness

is teaching yourself
to smile 

even for people
who do not deserve it

And even that in time
will become effortless

When is it easy for you to smile?

When I am 
not trying 

As Times Change

so do rules. I am 
no longer afraid 
of what I want.

George Cassidy Payne is a poet from Rochester, NY. His work has been included in such publications as the Hazmat ReviewMoria Poetry JournalChronogram JournalAmpersand Literary ReviewThe Angle at St. John Fisher College, and 3:16 Journal. George’s blogs, essays and letters have appeared in USA TodayThe Wall Street JournalThe AtlanticHavana TimesSouth China Morning PostThe Buffalo News, and more. 

See all his poems on Tea House here.

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