Skip to main content

Simplicity: A Rhyme with Message

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


If your mind is not clouded by unnecessary things, this is the best season of your life.

-- Wu-Men

Simplicity of managing our life rarely forgives

when we complicate matters beyond repair

it's like a perversion of mind that deceives

causing us trouble and oftentimes despair.

We think way too much about ordinary stuff

beating around the bush instead of just doing

then problems compile and so many get tough

on some of those big bites we are still chewing.

Simplicity cures disease of incessant thinking

it picks out those details that matter the most

everything else is but an excess that's stinking

oftentimes giving us even something to boast.

One thing at a time and done with care

sorts out everything into a single file

and even if life seems to be unfair

we can just meet it with a smile.

"You can't stop all those birds from flying

but don't let them use your hair for a nest"

that old Chinese proverb is worth applying

if we want to live our life up to its very best.

© 2022 Val Karas

Related Articles