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A Dear Guest in Our Own Skin: A Satirical Rhyme with Message

Val enjoys writing his own style of what resembles poetry, just hoping to catch someone's heart on the same page.


We just need to be kinder to ourselves. If we treated ourselves the way we treated our best friend, can you imagine how much better off we would be.

-- Meghan Merkle

Have you ever thought of somewhat weird fact

that we are always so nice to all of our guests

with all courtesy, generosity, and friendly tact

while in our skin being little more than pests.

We entertain them, make them laugh with ease

while time spent with them flies with breeze

we even downsize our ego to appease

exposing our jugular in a self-tease.

We are always making sure to apologize

about this or that not turning out the best

being too busy kissing butt as to realize

how we deserve the same as our guest.

At the end we walk them to the front door

concerned they may drift into messy room

again apologizing as to keep high our score

for any possible flaws staying in their zoom.

So why not invite ourselves to be our dear guest

in our own skin -- and maybe in all of life as well

to treat ourselves with a friendliness and the rest

instead of staying imprisoned in that cheap shell.

© 2022 Val Karas

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