Val enjoys writing his own style of what resembles poetry, just hoping to catch someone's heart on the same page.
I think the most powerful beauty is representative of uniqueness and individuality of every person.
-- Nikita Dragun
I never had 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 a loyalty to my own mind
with reliance and always sensible trust
as I'm 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 and cry
no wonder they are ready for shrink
allowing their unused brains to dry.
With "common sense" that silly umbrella
everyone so reluctant to be who they are
it's getting hard to see some original 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, uplifting feeling.
© 2022 Val Karas