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Deep Meaning of The Beatles' Song: A Rhyme With Message

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


I don't think you ever know in yourself whether you have gone mad. You exist in a bubble. There comes a point where you suddenly feel not really a part of the world, you're just passing through.

-- Chris Lowe

There are some songs that hide what they mean

and The Beatles came up with such a song

which they titled "The Yellow Submarine"

lyrics little understood -- but strong.

I used to hum the catchy tune

a teenager, happy, careless and free

on top of the world like imaginary tycoon

not even think what some day I wanted to be.

Many years passed until that day

when the lyrics got a meaning for me

some deep truth they wanted to convey

about human nature that not many can see.

Yes, in a yellow submarine we all live

submerged in our subconscious bubble

too far from conscious that we could forgive

and that represents our biggest human trouble.

We cannot see beyond that enclosed space

far down from sun of the enlightening sky

switched on automatic, most of our race

from our day of birth till the day we die.

How little would it really take to emerge

out of the depth that's so murky and afar

perhaps at least to be floating on the verge

of two worlds -- wet, but knowing that we are.

© 2022 Val Karas

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