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Personal Freedom My Own Style


Val enjoys writing prose in rhymes by always leaving a message of a life truism in each piece.


To be perfectly honest, I can't see why anybody would want to find out about my version of personal freedom. For the same reason that I don't know why anybody would want to know a recipe for Hungarian goulash.

So I am left with some guessing to do. And my best guess is that "somebody-somewhere" would get inspired by knowing how I found freedom in this unfree world -- and after having a plateful of Hungarian goulash might possibly get inspired to pass the recipe to others.

Indeed, so many tastes to make happy out there -- intellectual and culinary.

O.K., with this introduction I have given you an invisible clue about one aspect of my freedom -- as I am not following the usually prescribed guidelines about saying something about the article that follows.

Reading between lines, you might see how sometimes I just don't give a rat's ass about what is "appropriate" according to the authorities, and I can shamelessly admit that by now it has become one of my strongest habits.

So, in a sense, even though in an indirect way, I did make a right introduction, just not the way that "others" might expect me to do.

In the next three prepared pieces of my prose in rhymes (lines being too long for a poem), I'll be busy bragging about my own version of freedom. Who knows, it may turn out even more delicious than a plateful of Hungarian goulash.

Simply Put -- Freedom Is Happiness

Simply Put -- Freedom Is Happiness

Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery, none but yourselves can free your minds.

-- Bob Marley

I'm a Happy Rebel

I'm calling myself a "happy rebel"

writing against paradigm for a fun

turning over each rock and pebble

for an alternate truth if there is one.

Addicted to my views out of the box

sometimes I may sound like a shrink

saying things that are meant to detox

the way that brainwashed people think.

I see people duped into their limitation

medicine seeing us as fleshy machines

and religion causing spiritual stagnation

and I say it all using these poetic means.

I can see a careerism in all political minds

pushing for status of an alpha in the pack

wound up to instigate conflicts of all kinds

keeping the global harmony out of whack.

An intellectual freedom is my main theme

with sheer will-muscle to reclaim our mind

de-hypnotized from each imposing scheme

to personally evolve into a more desired kind.

Self-made when it's about my mental states

while living in this present, not in other times

I'm writing about some self-guiding templates

while dressing them all into these few rhymes.

Freedom Means Detachment From Suggestive Influences of People, Weather, Own Body.

Freedom Means Detachment From Suggestive Influences of People, Weather, Own Body.

Is there any point in public debate in a society where hardly anyone has been taught how to think, while millions have been taught what to think.

-- Peter Hitchens

Impervious to Suggestions

The power of suggestion

so potent and most abused

can heal us, there is no question

but also make us sick and confused.

Suggestive input, all contradictory and crazy

with no clear guidelines that we could follow

makes the total of our reality somewhat hazy

with an inner call to ignore it and play it solo.

Someone has said: "You can hardly go wrong

by accepting opposite from what authorities say"

no matter how it appears convincing and strong

for, it's all nothing but good old suggestion at play.

"Repeat it long enough and a lie becomes true"

we're exposed to many never challenged ones

cultural paradigm telling us what to think and do

religions patronizing us as daughters and sons.

Long time ago I discovered this pleasure

to turn most suggestive, "obvious" around

so often coming across some real treasure

of unexplored truisms that would astound.

How else could it be seen, I might wonder

and could I feel about it a different way

is there an alternative world, I ponder

something new to think each day.

Nerves Are Our Biggest -- If Not the Only --  Treasure

Nerves Are Our Biggest -- If Not the Only -- Treasure

It's always the mind that needs quieting, and heart needs listening to.

-- Rasheed Ogunlaru

Insisting on Being Nerve-Efficient

I used to call it "functionalism" in my younger days

this insistence upon nervous energy economizing

after seeing the most people on their tail-chase

losing nerves more than they were realizing.

Whenever a job was not exactly right to my taste

I would estimate how much nerves it would cost

to either find new one or continue nervous waste

ending up with solution that I would like the most.

So it's become a habit to insist on being nerve-efficient

if I couldn't control something or produce any change

by not being bothered at all I became quite proficient

staying with what appears within the doable range.

I always try to make sure to live in the now and here

for living in the past is just the terrible nervous waste

never fighting my mind to make something disappear

so all of my current emotions are instantly embraced.

Inner conflicts are breeding so many outer ones

so insisting on inner peace is a pragmatic's must

instead of useless self-doubt and its many reruns

I like to count on undisturbed thoughts with a trust.

In most cases it's nothing new to be done

but minimizing the current nervous excess

being nerve-energy-efficient is quite a fun

that's my stress-management at its finesse.

© 2020 Val Karas


Val Karas (author) from Canada on December 14, 2020:

Anupam -- Thank you, I am glad you liked it.

Val Karas (author) from Canada on December 14, 2020:

Anupam -- Thank you, I am glad you liked it.

Anupam Mitu from MUMBAI on December 14, 2020:

I agree with you and I too have the same feelings as yours. Wonderfully versed your inner thoughts and conflicts.

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