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In This Piece of Universe Reserved for Me: A Poem

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


Assessing myself now I can't write a heroic verse

for that I don't have enough of a peacock face

yet seeing how in all this vast universe

I occupy just my own reserved space.

My body, this mini-galaxy of atoms with no count

with its vast intelligence orchestrating life in me

crowned with consciousness that's paramount

all something different than anyone can see.

We take for granted the way that we appear

much of inner dynamism we may even curse

but our ultimate truth is bound to stay unclear

while we drag our life story from bad to worse.

For, no one ever told us about power of our mind

the one that can break us when it's not used well

and its good magic we are not even trying to find

just going through this life as if under a losing spell.

With untold intelligence ready at all time

to heal us, to make us happy and calm

we keep committing this intimate crime

oblivious to available remedy and balm.

Pity, I say, as again I am igniting my own bliss

in this piece of space that's exclusively mine

creating so many happy moments like this

celebrating life -- the gift that's so divine.

© 2021 Val Karas

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