Ed Sheeran’s Musical Journey
Laura Lee - June 25, 2022

Happiest Days

By Edward H. Donnelly

I said to the little children,
"You are living your happiest days,"
And their bright eyes opened wider In innocent amaze.
For their happiness was so perfect,
They did not know it then;
"Oh, no," they said, "there'll be happier days
When we are women and men."

I said to the youth and maiden,
"You are living your happiest days,"
And into their sparkling eyes there crept
A dreamy, far-off gaze;
And their hands sought one another,
And their cheeks flushed rosy red;
" Oh, no," they said, " there'll be happier days
For us when we are wed."

I said to the man and woman,
"You are living your happiest days,"
As they laughingly watched together
Their baby's cunning ways.
"These days are days of labor.
They can hardly be our best;
There'll be happier days when the children are grown,
And we have earned our rest."

I said to the aged couple,
"You are living your happiest days,"
Your children do you honor,
You have won success and praise.
" With a peaceful look they answered,
"God is good to us, that's true: But we think there are happier days for us
In the life we're going to."

Ed Sheeran has been one of the most influential singers with over more than half a billion followers. One of the biggest reasons Ed has been extremely successful was his determination to be a singer. Life threw many challenges at him, however, he was known to be extremely focused and ensured that he delivered his best potential to the public.


Ed Sheeran performs on stage during Radio 1's Big Weekend 2022 at War Memorial Park on May 28, 2022 in Coventry, England

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He was known to be extremely introverted among his school members and always remained secluded amongst his friends. He had one elder brother, Matthew who was a music composer, and even his family owned a music studio. Therefore, Ed was introduced to music in his early life. However, his struggles began when he had to undergo surgery that left him with a speech disorder and lazy eye. Ed was devastated. Being a young child he had to face a lot of bullying. His confidence was extremely shattered. Moreover, we all know how red-headed people are extremely bullied in school. He was made fun of for his physical features.


However, this led to him realizing that his being famous had nothing to do with his physical features. Ed worked extremely hard and he was blessed. His speech disorder never seemed to bother him during singing. However, when he began singing, he planned to get speech therapy, which was unsuccessful. His father gave him Enimen records so that he could practice. Enimen raps skills deeply touched ed. This was a major breakthrough in his career. He then began singing at multiple shows and even sold his CDs which gained huge fame. Ed made his youtube channels where he posted his covers. His videos got multiple followers. Jamie Fox, one of the most influential people, helped Ed record his music and soon his music became #2 on iTunes. Success followed him then.