Val enjoys writing his own style of what resembles poetry, just hoping to catch someone's heart on the same page.
Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious.
-- Oscar Wilde
I don't see difference between nations
all are merely struggling surviving folks
with same hopes, fears, and relations
while the rest is nothing but ego hoax.
Americans or Jewish, or Poles
nothing significant about them
bunch of ordinary human souls
not like some rare ethnic gem.
In every ethnicity you'll find the same
a genius, a fool, a creep and a beauty
but some keep insisting on their fame
to recognize it -- well, it's no one's duty.
Wherever you go you don't see some avatars
glowing with superhuman vitality and strength
but so many are expecting a treatment of stars
broadcasting importance on a silly wave length.
In collective ego-boost and patriotic exaggerations
they so proudly talk about sisters and brothers
while making such a big deal of their nations
finding something inferior about all others.
Nothing really special about ourselves to be found
but we're reserving that pride for our public face
trusting our unity and all those folks around
but locking our front door for just in case.
© 2022 Val Karas