Val enjoys writing his own style of what resembles poetry, just hoping to catch someone's heart on the same page.
What are happy words that could inspire
if people keep insisting on feeling crappy
when there is no trace of such a desire
to junk lousy thoughts and just be happy.
What's the magic formula to trigger laughter
if so many are addicted to nothing but gloom
proving how life sucks being all they are after
giving up on future while seeing only a doom.
Whether poet or musician, they are trying
to uplift the world to some heights of a joy
but from every corner you hear just crying
happy laughter but good enough to annoy.
Many have turned into whining wimps
nothing to derail that sad train of thoughts
and it doesn't take much more than glimpse
to notice their spirits being tied up in some knots.
With incessant bitching at politicians or crime
outsmarting each other with a passion and zest
seems to have become favorite national pastime
habitually miserable, but claiming to have the best.
Bragging about being free and so fabulously rich
and defending that image to all who might doubt
but that collective assortment of reasons to bitch
can make hard to see what the pride is all about.
© 2021 Val Karas