Val enjoys writing rhymed poetry with a valuable message in it.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
-- R. Buckminster Fuller
When they talk to us
are we only used for ears
fir them to share and to fuss
to express their hopes and fears.
And when they look in our direction
do they see who we know we are
or is it only their interpretation
missing our true self by far.
So many times while we are talking
words change meaning in their head
and that silly truth is almost mocking
they are hearing their minds instead.
We may be mistaken for our reputation
or some gossips are painting our portrait
and not that we deserve a standing ovation
but what they may see in us isn't really great.
So we're walking this world visible in part
mostly invisible for who we feel we are
but we should not take it to our heart
as long as we see in us a shiny star.
Our image -- a part of game to be played
being just as authentic as it can be made
well it's the price of closeness to be paid
while letting our true self remain in shade.
© 2022 Val Karas