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Just Some Familiar Strangers: A Rhyme With Food For Thought

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


Nothing is stranger to man than his own image.

-- Karel Capek

Nobody knows me better than I

and I'm still discovering who I am

no matter how hard anyone may try

it would be like extracting fruit out of jam.

People are strangers much more than they know

disclosing selectively how much they choose

so it's all nothing but a spectacular show

either upsetting or meant to amuse.

Actors being audience at same time

laboring hard to meet half the way

all confessions not worth a dime

enigmas with all that we say.

Language we use doesn't make us closer

for those are lies we collectively cherish

and trying to read others' mind -- no sir

good for us, or else we might perish.

So here I am, a stranger to me

and more of it to you as well

it's the only truth I can see

others reluctant to tell.

© 2022 Val Karas

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