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Satirizing My Own Writing: A Rhyme to Entertain

Val enjoys writing his own style of what resembles poetry, just hoping to catch someone's heart on the same page.


A modern philosopher who has never once suspected himself of being a charlatan must be such a shallow mind that his work is probably not worth reading.

-- Leszek Kolakowski

As I am satirizing my own writing

it's a sort of my fun in its own right

and often I may find it quite exciting

with each humorously merciless bite.

Wondering now if reading my rhyme

or any other piece of smart-ass crap

is really worthy of your precious time

or boring enough to inspire for a nap.

Look at these lines often wordy and so long

as I struggle to squeeze into them too much

hoping that few may succeed to come strong

if not to make impact, but good for a soft touch.

That's what happens when real talent is at lack

and some silly imitations try to replace a true art

for no practice can ever do to produce writing knack

so it's all not more than just a pastime of an aging fart.

I can imagine, when you compare your own work

how my crap makes it a true masterpiece of a sort

whereas my scribbling is just deserving a pitiful smirk

though you just won't say it -- while being a good sport.

Well, just let me go on with my literary dream

because I am also leaving your own intact

we've got to support others' self-esteem

while my own doesn't really ask for tact.

© 2022 Val Karas

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