Games of Mind: A Poetry From My 'Prose in Rhymes' Series

Updated on April 8, 2020
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Val enjoys writing poetry by always leaving a message of a life truism in each piece.

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There are no facts, only interpretations.

-- Friedrich Nietzsche

Truth as We Prefer It

Truth is where we choose to find it

if it doesn't feel good, we resort to lie

and we defend it, its every selected bit

choosing the way of life where it will apply.


We may all agree over math and facts

not really saying what we do with them

then our refined truth modifies our acts

as we often treat it like some rare gem.


Like a beauty, as we often define

truth is also in the eye of a beholder

with nothing sacred and nothing divine

everybody is creating its deliberate folder.


In attempt to make it universally good

we see it chiseled in tablets of stone

but it depends on passing mood

if truth is not of our cell phone.


Truth is a commodity and toy of the smart

wrestling with illusions that make it unclear

while most of us prefer the truth of our heart

the "truth in the wine", or for some in the bear.

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The arrogance of some people makes even their virtues appear vices.

-- Bouhours

Intellectual Arrogance

It was Cicero, that famous Roman orator

who gave advice to students of polemic

one to be last resort to a losing debater

good for a politician or an academic.


"Whenever your arguments start getting weak

start insulting your opponent any which way"

it's intellectual arrogance,so to speak

oftentimes used as debating cliche.


It takes a village idiot to prove you wrong

regardless of how correct is your mind

as he chooses to come at you strong

with mockery and insults of any kind.


This strategy is popular at political debate

when belittling is used for additional effect

by some shameless presidential candidate

not showing sportsmanship or any respect.


Even academics will resort to such foul games

when their good arguments are running out

calling each other any derogatory names

forgetting what civil interacting is about.


I've had a few experiences of my own

with some moron or two aching to win

with their disrespect so eagerly shown

using anything dirty that they could pin.


Respect is to be earned -- not demanded

something that arrogant nuts don't know

for arrogant is not the same as candid

so there's no excuse for any low blow.


When, what do you do which such a moron

tease him back -- while having your own fun

let him taste his own medicine, and move on

just leave that crappy talk when you are done.


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Today's public figures can no longer write their own speeches, and there is some evidence that they can't read them either.

-- Gore Vidal

Politics Turned Religion

Just like grass is most widespread in world of plants

so are political believers in this brainwashed herd

proficient at everything from worshiping to rants

oblivious to mas deception and its absurd.


The same brain that made a deity out of bull

is still at work with their political blindness

not meant to graduate in the life school

I can't name it out of sheer kindness.


Instead of leader serving without parade of power

and getting promptly fired whenever they fail

they get put on pedestal of an ivory tower

making their presidency a smooth sail.


Along with the whole bureaucratic machinery to feed

from the taxes so unfairly snatched from the poor

they cater to that parasitic and useless breed

who enjoy privileges and a status for sure.


Just take a look at all massive cheering

by sheepish mentality of political believers

blindly following leader's suggestive steering

with lies and deception flowing in some rivers.


Well, there are societies sober and smart

not making of their leader such a big deal

able to tell careerist and professional apart

not falling for someone's charismatic appeal.


Politics has turned into a new religion

differing by this or that denomination

making of a voter a gullible pigeon

taken for a ride with whole nation.


We say: "God works in mysterious ways"

and the same privilege we grant to a leader

we may try to get to the bottom of each phrase

but that might take nothing short of a mind reader.


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I rebel; therefore I exist.

-- Albert Camus

I'm a Happy Rebel

I'm calling myself "happy rebel"

writing against paradigm for fun

turning over each rock and pebble

for an alternate truth -- if there is one.


Addicted to my views out of the box

sometimes I may sound like a shrink

saying things that are meant to detox

the way that brainwashed people think.


I see people duped into their limitation

medicine seeing us as fleshy machines

and religion causing spiritual stagnation

and I say it all using these poetic means.


I can see a careerism in all political minds

pushing for status of an alpha in the pack

wound up to instigate conflicts of all kinds

keeping the global harmony out of whack.


An intellectual freedom is my main theme

with sheer will-muscle to reclaim our mind

de-hypnotized from each imposing scheme

to personally evolve into a more desired kind.


Self-made when it's about my mental states

while living in this present, not in other times

I'm writing about some self-guiding templates

while dressing them all into these few rhymes.

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    © 2020 Vladimir Karas

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