Val enjoys writing rhymed poetry with a valuable message in it.
The only way to avoid misery is not to have enough leisure to wonder whether you are happy or not.
-- Bernard Shaw
Sometimes I feel on top of the world
eager to share it with every living soul
but witnessing others in misery curled
and not to touch me with ten foot pole.
So many don't get animated by you
when they see you happy and aglow
they'd rather see you pissed and blue
that's what their eyes oftentimes show.
Should I feel guilty for my every smile
for feeling light like a birthday balloon
at times I envision all grouches on pile
and with first rocket sent to the moon.
Those friends of my geezers age group
talk about injustices, politics, alike crap
if it isn't arthritis, it's report on their poop
well, that's about all that they usually yap.
Happiness is something like forbidden theme
laughing always sounding somewhat fake
making me feel as outsider from team
but I play along for comradery sake.
Well, nothing really there to criticize or curse
but that satirist in me has the views of his own
so that familiar saying could be said in a reverse
"cry and all cry with you, laugh and you laugh alone".
Regardless, I keep having my solo fun
with every flower, baby, and a blue sky
basking my happy heart in summer sun
borrowing wings of a carefree butterfly.
© 2022 Val Karas