Happy Despite the World: A Poem

Updated on May 8, 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.


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      Vladimir Karas 

      4 months ago from Canada

      John---Whatever haters feel, it's something happening in their own chemistry, hurting them only. I just wish them to wake up to that truth some day---but in the meantime, I help them to see the need for it by ignoring their hate.

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      Vladimir Karas 

      4 months ago from Canada

      Paula---Thank you, my friend. May life give back to you all kindness that you have expressed for me so far.

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      4 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Three words for this fabulous work of art, my dear friend: BRAVO~~DITTO~~ & AMEN!! Peace, Paula

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      John Hansen 

      4 months ago from Queensland Australia

      Val, I can't imagine why you would have to delete comments to this wonderful poem. There are haters everywhere I guess. Society and Governments seem to be geared at making people fearful and constantly uncomfortable with their lot in life. We really do have to go against the grain and enjoy our own lot in life. We have stopped watching the news and it is amazing how much more content my wife and I are since making that decision. I subscribed to a good news only feed on Facebook actually. Well done with this poem. Keep doing your own thing. You are a good example.

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      Vladimir Karas 

      4 months ago from Canada

      Alan---I have deleted some comments, so I had to delete yours too, because without a context it was useless.

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      Vladimir Karas 

      4 months ago from Canada

      Breakfastpop---Thank you, and you are a very kind person with possibly liberated mind.

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      4 months ago

      You are a lucky and wise human being. I love your words.


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