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Insisting on Being Nerve-Efficient: A Rhyme to Inspire

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

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