Val enjoys writing rhymed poetry with a valuable message in it.
Life is 10% what happens and 90% how you react to it.
-- Charles R. Swindoll
I could write about a poignant part of my past
the one that could make a tough dude cry
or about this life that's "rushing too fast"
or about alike stuff -- but why don't I?
For it was no more real than those happy times
when from a top of the world I looked at all below
so why on crappy stuff would I waste these rhymes
when my old romantic guitar insists on happy-n-slow.
It is all equally real and now all equally gone
tear-jerking scenes and my cigarettes-n-beer
now all that dark "reality" just makes me yawn
while memories of crazy times are still so near.
A part-time dreamer, and a selective realist am I
choosing my mental food with a gourmet taste
not exactly believing in some pie in the sky
but seeing all the fuss as a total waste.
It's such unutterable joy to just breathe and be
to cultivate our mind trying to make it refined
to purr like an old cat curled and in its glee
with no need to further relax and unwind.
Life is good even if it's down to water and bread
and when we cry for better it stops being good
so, long before we all happen to end up dead
why not cultivate more of this dreamy mood.
© 2022 Val Karas