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Being a Dear Guest in Our Own Skin: A Poem

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


Have you ever thought about somewhat weird fact

that we are always so nice to all of our guests

with courtesy, generosity, and a friendly tact

but in our skin being intruders and pests.

We entertain them, make them laugh with ease

while time spent with them flies like breeze

we even downsize our ego to appease

exposing jugular in a self-tease.

We're always making sure to apologize

for this, or that, not turning out the best

being too busy kissing ass 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 flaw 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 friendliness and the rest

instead of staying imprisoned in that ugly shell.

Not treating our skin as dirty shirt

but instead letting it glow from within

being our best friend wouldn't really hurt

to give ourselves all that love isn't really sin.

© 2021 Val Karas

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