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Basking in My Self-Created Joy: A Rhyme to Inspire

Val enjoys writing his own style of what resembles poetry, just hoping to catch someone's heart on the same page.


Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.

-- Abraham Lincoln

Not hoping for the day to bring me some cheers

I'm greeting my morning with smile on my face

something I've been doing for number of years

mobilizing happy feelings in my personal space.

Not waiting for circumstances to give me green light

here I go crossing briskly over crappy temptations

smiling, with a silver lining on every cloudy night

and filling my every day with my own creations.

I can't afford to depend on merciful donations

from those in my life who may give me praise

to recharge my batteries for higher vibrations

or to guide me out from an emotional maze.

And neither am I praying to heavens above

to give my life blessings and a nice break

for my peace, my happiness, and love

are always up to me to give and take.

So goes my story from one chapter to another

with a self-made joy and it's benefits galore

with nothing seen as a reason to bother

and how can I ask for anything more.

© 2022 Val Karas

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