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All Worries for Nothing: 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.


The reason why worry kills more people than work is that more people worry than work.

-- Robert Frost

Sorry to remind you of your mortal status

it was not meant to be point of this story

but life has to come to that last hiatus

not ending only fun, but also worry.

How is it fair that after an expertise achieved

after all that practice of worrying and fuss

we end up so surprised and deceived

with no dreaded crap befalling us.

So there we are -- a bunch of old geezers

at end of our rope all wrinkled and sterile

pale and fragile as if came from freezers

but so proud to have avoided every peril.

For, life was full of stresses, from ills to disasters

and getting ready with worry was a thing to do

and that's how we became worrying masters

although ruining happiness and health too.

So what's really the deal with this addiction

with this abuse of our morbid imagination

for it's nothing else but the mind's fiction

sabotaging joy and a healthy elation.

Let's think for a moment about that last day

and memories of crap that never took place

and just consider how much we could delay

all the needless aging worry puts on our face.

© 2022 Val Karas

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