Val enjoys writing rhymed poetry with a valuable message in it.
Everybody is just a stranger, but that's the danger of going my way.
-- John Mayer
Nobody knows me better than I
and I'm still discovering who I am
no matter how hard anyone may try
it would be like extracting fruit from jam.
People are strangers much more than they know
disclosing selectively how much they choose
so it's all nothing but a spectacular show
either upsetting of meant to amuse.
Actors being audience at same time
laboring hard to meet at half way
all confessions not worth a dime
enigmas no matter what we say.
Spending a lifetime with someone very close
but that intimate world is a secret to others
it stays superficial what everyone knows
from parents, to spouses, to brothers.
We just form their image looking complete
of everyone in life with whom we're dealing
so we stay strangers from first time we meet
not in touch with true selves and their feeling.
Language we use doesn't make us closer
for there are lies we collectively cherish
and trying to read others' minds, no sir
good for us, or else we might perish.
So here I am, a stranger to me
and more of it to you as well
it's the only truth I can see
others so reluctant to tell.
© 2022 Val Karas