Val enjoys writing his own style of what resembles poetry, just hoping to catch someone's heart on the same page.
Many think they have a kind heart who have only weak nerves.
-- Marie von Ebner Eschenbach
I used to call it "functionalism" in my younger days
this insistence upon nervous energy economizing
after seeing the most people on their tail chase
losing nerves more than they were realizing.
Whenever some job was not exactly to my taste
I'd estimate how much nerves it would cost
to find new one or accept nerves waste
ending with solution I liked the most.
So it became a habit to be nerve-efficient
if I couldn't control it or produce a change
with saving nerves turning quite proficient
just sticking to what is within doable range.
Those inner conflicts are just breeding outer ones
insisting on inner peace is a pragmatic's must
instead of a self-doubt and its many reruns
I like to count on cool mind with a trust.
In so many cases there's nothing new to be done
and daily routines shouldn't cost us any nerves
minding the task at hand is easy and a fun
as saving nerves is what life deserves.
© 2022 Val Karas