Matching Today's Worries Against Our Last Day: A Satirical Poem

Updated on March 23, 2019
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Val is a life-long practically oriented student of effective emotional and attitudinal responses to the many challenges of life.

Image by Pete Linforth from Pixabay
Image by Pete Linforth from Pixabay

Sorry to remind you of your mortal status

it was not meant to be point of this story

but life has to come to that last hiatus

not ending only fun, but also worry.


How is it fair that after an expertise achieved

after all that practice of worrying and fuss

we end up so surprised and deceived

with no dreaded crap befalling us.


So there we are, a bunch of old geezers

at end of our rope all wrinkled and sterile

pale and fragile as if came from freezers

but so proud to have avoided every peril.


For, life was full of threats, from ills to disasters

and getting ready with worry was a thing to do

and that's how we became worrying masters

though ruining happiness and health too.


So, what's really the deal with this addiction

with this abuse of our morbid imagination

for it's nothing else but the mind's fiction

sabotaging joy and a healthy elation.


Let's think for a moment about that last day

and memories of crap that never took place

and just consider how much we could delay

all the crappy aging worry puts on our face.





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        Vladimir Karas 

        4 weeks ago from Canada

        Md Adnan --- What can I say, other than thank you for your encouraging and praising words. My mornings almost always find me in this jolly mood when I just want to embrace my own and world's imperfections -- and then I want to share it. My imperfections come out in the way I do it, and the world's imperfections are to be found in the contents of it.

        You seem to be a spirited and wise young fellow, and I am not saying it just to "return a compliment". Happy hubbing!

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        Md Adnan 

        4 weeks ago from India

        Vladimir , your poems always make me giggle and laugh. The way you present such humorous satires is just amazing. I learn a lot from your poems . Lastly , quoting the words of Satchel Paige : "Age is a question of mind over matter . If you don't mind, it doesn't matter."...:)CHEERS....

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