Happy Despite the World: A Poem

Updated on December 11, 2018
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Val is a life-long practically oriented student of effective emotional and attitudinal responses to the many challenges of life.

I laugh at politics that imposing whore

at all dubious authorities parading around

with brainwashers that I despise to their core

and every scary demon that I beat to the ground.


Celebrating life with each and every dear breath

along with my freedom so clownish and sweet

not thinking of illnesses, not thinking of death

living this life that’s wondrous and complete.


For, who are they at all to stand in my way

to thwart this momentum of my joyous flight

I shake them off my wings and continue to play

with a sovereign pride that makes me feel so right.


Despite all that misery and self-inflicted pain

despite their trying to somehow make me join

I don’t mind if my path is going against the grain

I let them have all riches, quite happy with my coin.


Given for keeps this gift of life to live

with a mind just wise enough to know it

I nurture this joy as good as I can conceive

being too grateful for it that I would ever blow it.


Despite the world and not being its copy

but respecting and loving all creatures alive

I don’t really mind my looking somewhat dopy

drunk with self-made happiness on which I thrive.

© 2018 Vladimir Karas

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    • ValKaras profile imageAUTHOR

      Vladimir Karas 

      2 days ago from Canada

      Paula--You Americans don't have to be crazy about Chinese folks, but they authored some useful old sayings. Like that one: "You can't prevent birds from flying over your head, but you don't have to let them make their nest in your hair."

      So, that would say something about your politicians, or anyone else trying to mess with your mind. Let them be, ignoring is the best revenge.

      And, not forgetting to be grateful--thank you my friend, for saying these nice things about my poem. I'm happy it served as a little inspiration.

      Also, I like your new bio-photo. Since I was gone for some months, you and Doris got younger. Now I am even more motivated to deserve that next level of good commenter.

      And, Merry Christmas to you too, querida, and to your dear ones.

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      Paula 

      2 days ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Val....Just the pep talk I needed! Have been attempting to pull myself further and further away from all the madness. I simply do not wish to tolerate the insanity of the power mongers who do everything but what they're suppose to do as guardians and leaders of our country and our way of life. They disgust and sicken me.

      I'm marching to my own drum and dancing to the music that brings me joy and peace. Your poem says it all so beautifully. It's an attitude we'd all do well to develop and nurture.

      Your words are encouraging and inspirational. Good job, Val and thanks so much!!

      Wishing you & yours a Wonderful Holiday Season filled with happiness and love of family..........Paula

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      Vladimir Karas 

      2 days ago from Canada

      John--I deeply appreciate your words of praise. Looking for a wise meaning in my poem takes a wise person, and actually finding it makes me feel less alone.

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      John Hansen 

      2 days ago from Queensland Australia

      If everyone had your wisdom and attitude to life the world would be a much happier place and everyone would be more content. Not caring about riches or what others did or didn't do, or toe the line the authorities try to set for us.

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