Val enjoys writing his own style of what resembles poetry, just hoping to catch someone's heart on the same page.
Something perceived as pleasure outside
to which our reaction was always good
won't chase away that pain inside
healing in us that lousy mood.
Is it a shopping spree, crying or a shrink
or is it gambling, overeating and venting
maybe yummy pastries, drugs or a drink
nothing serves as our cure or preventing.
It always turns out an inside job
as something in us made us snap
after living too long as a mental slob
allowing mind to accumulate some crap.
A little grudge here and frustration there
perhaps too many of those boring days
and along with any unnecessary scare
so now we feel lost in emotional maze.
In vain we look frantically for chemical crutch
for a new lover, doctor, or some new diet
if we're avoiding to get back in touch
with things causing that inner riot.
Our healing starts by loving ourselves more
and from that love comes a supporting hand
a compassion as we've never gave us before
will guide us to steps that we can understand.
© 2021 Val Karas