Val enjoys writing rhymed poetry with a valuable message in it.
People go forward in life. Bitterness, and grudges and resentments only poison it.
-- David Furnish
Let us blame young generations
for something their ancestors did
growing to become owing nations
to pay for great-grandfather's greed.
Let all German kids live in shame
for Holocaust and War keep paying
and those French babies just the same
be blamed for all that Napoleon's slaying.
See Italian toddlers with arrogant brains
owing big for every sin of the Roman Empire
Portuguese ones paying for shackles and chains
to make that unforgivable slavery debt be even higher.
Romanian kids must have Dracula's genes
Turkish boys being sons of Ottoman Empire
and every Scandinavian kid from baby to teen
reminding of a bloody story that Vikings inspire.
Who else should pay for all Attila's crimes
but each of those young Mongolian folks
Spanish kids guilty for Inquisition times
well, where is an end of similar jokes?
Is anyone to be spared from that unholy list
of European kindergarten guilty of a crime
with phantoms of history making us pissed
or should we leave grudges in those times.
Historical stigma on European folks
passed around by those insisting on hate
as if scapegoating babies in a paranoid hoax
not realizing all those blames are centuries too late.
People just can't stop playing a victim card
while history was brutal, nothing there to deny
but that historical neuroticism is falling kind of hard
on new generations not responsible for times passed by.
© 2022 Val Karas