It's Like Everybody Is an Eskimo: A Poem

Updated on May 27, 2018
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Val is a life-long practically oriented student of effective emotional and attitudinal responses to the many challenges of life.

In that vast land white and frozen

live Eskimo folks their simple lives

polar bear's habitat, also their chosen

where hardly anything grows and thrives.


They know about places with rich vegetation

with flowers and palm trees, and short sleeves

but none of those attractions can break habituation

of some ingrained preferences and inherited beliefs.


Doesn't that remind us of those many losers

who heard of happiness, harmony, and peace

but playing some consistent and bad choosers

opting for a stuckness as if out of a sheer caprice.


Our habitat is glass and steel desert

so we thrive in our own secluded void

using our best hunting skills we can exert

enjoying our habitat, though mostly annoyed.


Thus, everyone is an Eskimo in our own way

one kind of desert not making another less lonely

and even if we migrated we would still a kind of "stay"

while soon degrading newness into a habitat, ours only.

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      Vladimir Karas 3 weeks ago from Canada

      Natalie---Whatever you are "stuck with" must be something good, and maybe you are merely "indulging" in goodies of life, not seeing a reason to replace them with something else.

      See? I am not only writing poems, I also do some wild guesswork, LOL.

      But, thank you, Natalie, for your praising words, I truly appreciate them, especially my writer's ego does it.

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      Natalie Frank 3 weeks ago from Chicago, IL

      What a great poem. So true. I am one of the people plagued by "stuckness." Thanks for the poem. I truly enjoyed it.

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