Val enjoys writing prose in rhymes by always leaving a message of a life truism in each piece.
Oftentimes I wonder why those Fathers of our western cultural paradigm were politicians and violent idiots -- so often being same people -- rather than scholarly brainiacs.
Really folks, we are using some cheap justification for our pride, while mainly allowing historical -- also hysterical -- models of coexistence to repeat themselves ad nauseam.
With a whole silent army of available academics who might show us a path towards a next level of consciousness evolution, here we are, seemingly thriving on idiocies of greed for power, arrogance, economic terrorism, lies, and massive manipulation.
Was it the great Greek philosopher Plato who said: "Man is an animal endowed with mind" -- without a way to really tell on which part of that definition accent to be placed.
For, those highly glorified concepts of "freedom" and "rights" got perverted into an "anything goes" principle, which put us just at an, often invisible, border with animalistic crudeness.
Should we keep inventing some fancy names for it, or see how it's leading us to a cultural suicide where ethics and humanness are whatever we, whimsically, choose them to be.
And when we find ourselves in a political mess, where there is nothing worth following as a shiny example, should we tell the world: "Don't look at us now -- wait until we have something more presentable to show."
Something like a vain woman at the breakfast table would say:: "Don't look at me, wait till I slap a couple of coats of makeup on my face -- for THAT will be REAL me."
Thoughts like these somehow inspired the next three rhymed pieces. If they sound harsh, it's because they are meant to sound that way -- that's why alarm clocks are made to sound unpleasant, otherwise we would stay in our dream -- or in our nightmare.
Thinking Is an Art
It's just a talent to be logical with ease
and not many are naturally endowed
to grasp reality to some is a breeze
and others shouldn't be allowed.
Daily news are showing those at work
messing up anything their brains touch
whether a moron or some first class jerk
their reasoning is not contributing much.
Many public figures should go for a test
to measure their ability to make a sense
leaving decisions to those who do it best
without that shallow posing and pretense.
It's possible to act as someone who knows
pulling leg of all those of the same brand
a well planted stupidity quickly grows
with no requirement to understand.
Much of our reality is but the result
of a brainless decision-making clown
even smart ones not worth their salt
playing along the only game in town.
Galleries don't really display anything cheap
but requirement to lead is not to be smart
anyone will do, even an arrogant creep
as voters forget that thinking is an art.
May all dummies now unite
for future belongs to their kind
after glorious past of a violent delight
and present lived with an absence of mind.
Yours is the world, always has been
every crown made to fit just your head
each of your soldiers being lean and mean
and each corner good for beggar's daily bread.
Down with those brains -- long live guts!
Grab it if you can, don't bother to explain
this world was created for idiots and nuts
so down with anyone intelligent and sane.
Don;t ever forget those promises you made
to fight every sign of smartness and order
defend your insanity with gun and blade
spread it like religion without border.
Harmony is for wimps who don't know any better
so make sure to protest for sake of protesting
respect your Manifesto to its very last letter
and work against reason without resting.
Dummies of the world, come on spread your wings
together you are strong, don't waste any hour
for you are the force, you are the kings
so make every sweetness turn sour.
What is the mankind's score of success
when seen from one to another nation
some of us are living in a filthy excess
others' children dying of starvation.
What gives us the right to be so proud
with standing ovations so gratifying
with all that cheer deafening loud
making inaudible others' crying.
We're not choosing color of our skin
but it seems to be such a big deal
as if a condition to lose or to win
a stigma imposing how we feel.
Even our gods can't make up their minds
what should be good for all to believe
so we need all these religious kinds
not seeing how we look naiive.
Thus I just stay clear of unfair games
minding the world that I have created
not falling for those bombastic names
minding what can be loved, not hated.
© 2021 Val Karas