Val enjoys writing his own style of what resembles poetry, just hoping to catch someone's heart on the same page.
People diagnose you with brain tumor
if you happen to laugh and joke a lot
showing off your sense of humor
dropping issues on the spot.
No one seems to like the whiner
and happy dude is liked even less
while forgiven for a joke if a one-liner
but a long cheering just triggers a stress.
Your best bet is to always be "cool"
something between hot and pissed
otherwise you are named a silly fool
from every group promptly dismissed.
Even being weird is somehow tolerated
there are so many to be seen around
whistle a lot and you won't be hated
or produce any other crazy sound.
But whatever your image may be
don't take a risk of appearing happy
suppress laughter and mask your glee
if you don't want your reputation crappy.
© 2021 Val Karas