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Addictive Emotional Crap: A 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 either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.

-- Carlos Castaneda

People get addicted to their emotional crap

after negative responses are much repeated

and that's probably most popular human trap

for all those who keep their brains overheated.

That escalates into something downright crazy

as we don't notice hoe pissed-off feels good

but our consciousness, as if asleep or lazy

won't kick us out of the destructive mood,

Next -- our body is storing that rosy disposition

now feeding us back demands for some more

like liver is the site of anger upon its repetition

and our lungs are keeping our sadness score.

Well, we won't put in our mouth any known toxic stuff

but when it's our brain, we happily feed it some junk

then we compensate all that crap by acting tough

not convincing more than overconfident drunk.

Just like it's often hard to kick a drug

so we can't give up those bad emotions

as if we were infected by some stupidity bug

we just keep generating those annoying notions.

Then we see a doctor, or we see a shrink

or resort to increase of our happy weed use

all in vain, because it's merely the way we think

and in that war addiction is bound to make us lose.

But hey, let us not be all that pessimistic now

by giving us such a disheartening prediction

who says it is something that have to allow

for with a spirit we can kick any addiction.

© 2022 Val Karas

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