Happiness Is Not a Warm Gun

Tanka times two of what adults can learn from children

Marcus aka Gregory Maidman
Paper Poetry
Published in
2 min readMay 11, 2024

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Today, while reading A Gentleman in Moscow on my flight to Chicago, I underlined the quote below and turned to the back of the book to start composing

“If you are ever in doubt, just remember that unlike adults, children want to be happy. So they have the ability to take the greatest pleasure in the simplest things.” — from A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

to find wondrous joy
channel our childs within us
nous knows life is fun
simple pleasures…

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Marcus aka Gregory Maidman
Paper Poetry

Living 17,043rd human life. I am Marcus (universal name) or you may call me Greg; a deep thinker; an explorer of ideas and the mind.