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An Alchemist of Mind by Inner Call: 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.


Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man's desire to understand.

-- Neil Armstrong

My quest is about feats mentally untried

be it a new discipline or new meditation

always inspired by life's mysterious side

seeing whole reality as my own creation.

Letting spirit's light in mind's unknown

I keep discovering what else I could be

feeling the least lonely when I am alone

for then my love is divine for all I can see.

With fine-tuning my instrument every tune sounds good

and like Zen master would say, all the world is inside

so I never wait for a mercy of some optimal mood

creating new portraits of world I've never tried.

Yet on certain level I'm just another aging dude

not that alchemist of mind for all others to see

I picked my social image as best as I could

blending with all on this pretending spree.

For everyone is selective at their self-revealing

their most intimate truth secured in a safe hide

coming out with standard repertoire of feeling

trying to be well recognizable from each side.

That's where I make some clumsy excursions

into this world of interacting by prescribed rules

watered down into some of my many odd versions

dressed in costume of wise men, or costume of fools.

© 2022 Val Karas

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