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Prosperous But Never Satisfied: A Satirical Poem

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

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