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Human Stupidity Un-Ltd: A Satirical Poem

Val enjoys writing rhymed poetry with a valuable message in it.


Oh, what a tangled web we weave...when we first practice to deceive.

-- Walter Scott

Under the umbrella of modernity and sophistication

we feel protected from an overly keen critical eye

but it's all syndrome of collective ego inflation

while the sheeples keep buying every lie.

The origin of man still unclear as ever

with nothing but theories parading as facts

alternative sized down to hobby-like endeavor

mainstream keeping quiet about disturbing artifacts.

Medicine ignoring the mind-over-body effect

still reductionist, seeing you as bio-machine

while it's so obvious, undeniable and direct

that mind is the crucial actor on the scene.

We are screaming at meddling from abroad

keeping quiet about all that we do to others

the one-sided story so hypocritical and odd

sticking our nose all around never bothers.

Millenia of religious love-oriented preaching

without an impressive result to be seen at all

along with all other highly moralistic teaching

and we're still playing deaf to conscience call.

Everybody knows about politicians' lying

it's household truism so commonly known

but all of that deception we are still buying

like some ultimate truths carved in a stone.

Holocaust is saddening, eye opening story

but seventy million died in that idiotic war

so let's remember them all in their glory

unrepeatable stupidity they all died for.

Now WHAT would it take to open human eyes

so tightly closed almost making us all blind

to discard all deception, fallacies and lies

to evolve in our heart, and in our mind.

Really, WHAT?

© 2022 Val Karas