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Ethnic Ego Crap: 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.


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

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