Val enjoys writing his own style of what resembles poetry, just hoping to catch someone's heart on the same page.
It's better to be divided by truth than united by error.
-- Bruce Bickel
Have the balls to go against the grain
stick it to those who expect appeasing
let the truth build muscle of your brain
bringing all fake warmth to its freezing.
Satirize yourself before satirizing other
expose your jugular to every toxic bite
be truthful no matter how it may bother
when you're wrong don't try to be right.
It's a world suffocating in pretense and lies
with wimpy, complacent ass-kissers galore
brainwashers and suckers with closed eyes
and politics parading like an elegant whore.
There is no happiness in fear of rejection
so stop tailoring yourself to others' taste
be truthful to you not to their perfection
life in cocoon of lies is a terrible waste.
People live by wisdom of those long gone in time
conscience programmed by religion and old folks
committing against themselves the terrible crime
by not asking their heart before believing in hoax.
A collective truth is often a lie agreed upon by all
with a "herd immunity" to the truth that may hurt
with everyone covering ears to that inner call
as they just keep wallowing in ethical dirt.
So, dare to be truthful, you owe it to your soul
don't go shopping for image at culture-bazaar
becoming the stranger to self by playing a role
for, at last breath you won't know who you are.
© 2022 Val Karas