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If Happiness Was Easy, So Would Be Health: A Poem

Val enjoys writing his own style of what resembles poetry, just hoping to catch someone's heart on the same page.


The biggest challenge we may ever face

is to maintain a flow of happy thoughts

at each moment in profound grace

after untying all inner knots.

Like a shadow, body follows our mind

so we're as healthy as it let us be

while foods and meds combined

won't provide that magic key.

But if it was so easy to do

as it is to read in so many books

we would just follow every written cue

enjoying good health and some great looks.

The trouble is in our addicted insistence

to thwart any conscious intervention

coming at it with a big resistance

sabotaging our good intention.

So skilled to prevent and to spoil

while just fixated on amassing wealth

we spend our life roasting in our own oil

for, if happiness was easy, so would be health.

© 2021 Val Karas

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