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Just a Neglected Practice of Feeling Good: 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.

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The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.

-- Victor Hugo

We spent years being shaped into decent kids

and it's truly amazing how much we understood

we learned what God allows and what He forbids

but that did not mean a practice of our feeling good.


Then we went to school to learn a lot of useless crap

so now we certainly know much more than we should

but that one responsibility no one dumped on our lap

I mean to prioritize important practice of feeling good.


Like suitcases with many labels we were sent on life trip

being spouses, parents, and whatever else we could

and in all those life roles we got more-less a grip

except in that neglected practice to feel good.


We also became patriots with passion

never to change anything in all likelihood

we shouted some slogans being in fashion

but none of that meaning practice to feel good.


And now we pay for our shrink's kids education

just dreaming to attain that superhuman mood

wallowing in this or that negative fixation

for we never practiced feeling good.


Does it become too late at any one point?

Of course, it doesn't -- knock on the wood

we never have to resort to booze or a joint

it's just a practice -- the one of feeling good.

© 2022 Val Karas

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