Val enjoys writing his own style of what resembles poetry, just hoping to catch someone's heart on the same page.
I never had a need for a role model
imitations not being my cup of tea
got in habit of using my own noddle
for better or for worse as it may be.
Maintaining the loyalty to my own mind
with reliance and always sensible trust
while making it more and more refined
for whatever I don't use is bound to rust.
Mental laziness is everywhere I may look
only one is thinking -- hundreds just copy
passionately reading an adventure book
but allowing their own lives to go sloppy.
They took from others what to think
and when it's time to laugh or to cry
no wonder they are ready for shrink
letting their neglected brains go dry.
With "common sense", that silly umbrella
everyone so reluctant to be who they are
it's getting hard to see some genuine fella
with brains not bought at a garage bazaar.
Fingerprints ignored by all
as reminders of our unique self
not hearing that inner mysterious call
just another open book on crowded dusty shelf.
I'm exploring my enigma, a passion of a kind
breaking inner walls and imposed ceiling
forever staying loyal to my own mind
with that divine, liberating feeling.
© 2021 Val Karas