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Dare to Be Truthful: A Rhyme With a Challenge

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

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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

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