Val enjoys writing prose in rhymes by always leaving a message of a life truism in each piece.
In politics stupidity is not a handicap.
-- Napoleon Bonaparte
Learning to genuinely laugh at myself was a big leap in my personal attempts to upgrade myself as a human being. But it only came after a long practice of laughing at the world, long before it hit me that I was one of them, which gave me an epiphany at the realization how life is too damn short for taking anything too seriously.
Noticing human flaws and loving them despite it was an art in itself, but that love came only after I could love myself after noticing my own flaws. My modest studious inclinations, combined with that attitude eventually gave birth to my own, personalized version of spirituality, or exploring my own unused potential.
Humor targeting myself was an irreplaceable tool for a "soft killing of ego". Likewise, I could never be impressed by anyone else's displays of ego. In all that, important thing was to differ ego from basic human dignity, for which I have enormous respect.
Egos make me laugh, particularly those of the politicians who have their leader-in-the-pack obsession parading around.
I like picturing politicians and those "persons of cloth" in their pyjamas. Those corpulent ones, notably Trump, I imagine in their high cut swimsuits, belly hanging over as they are rehearsing for a speech in front of a full size mirror with that proud posture.
Monkeys are my favorite animals in the zoo. As I am observing their silly routines, I can't help wondering, if they are better at imitating humans than so many humans are at imitating them.
Well, time for me to get serious a little and get busy writing those two pieces of prose in rhymes that I got on my mind as a good complement to this lengthy introduction.
So, here I go with my rhymed satire.
Sometimes I wonder whether the world is run by smart people who are putting us on, or by imbeciles who really mean it.
-- Laurence J. Peter
Surprising Roots of Our Noble Human Traits
We imagine our species as refined and great
so following may look like downright insane
but almost every dignified human trait
stems from primitive part of brain.
Romantic love -- so beautiful and divine
has roots at our instinct for procreation
and a need for others, normal and fine
nothing but herding evolved to nation.
Prosperity, or amassing the means of surviving
comes from crude fear they might go scarce
so all abundance on which we are thriving
is animal's greed a part of human farce.
Love for the humankind, all altruistic as it looks
is herding phenomenon not species-specific
not jewel of ethics from some holy books
or human monopoly to be seen terrific.
Mourning for all those who passed away
may not mean that they will be missed
it's our fear of that one uncertain day
when we also will cease to exist.
Being loving parents so much
we just display our animalistic side
as all mammals show same caring touch
not giving us any reasons for a particular pride.
No need for tracing back our need for wars
it is so typically inhuman, and bestial trait
the way we settle some primitive scores
may question our ultimate human fate.
And finally patriotism, with all including
upgraded animalistic territoriality drive
to protect their habitat from intruding
one that keeps them safe and alive.
Greek philosopher Plato said long ago:
"Man is an animal endowed with a mind"
thus, many of our cherished traits we know
are not really stemming from an advanced kind.
Intelligence is called an ability of problem solving
so we are at the top shelf in scheme of creation
our complex stupidity took some evolving
and we truly deserve gods' admiration.
Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.
-- George Carlin
Projecting Private Misery on Politicians
Running out of all names for our bosses
after having signed all of union petitions
we get emotional over national losses
so there we go hating our politicians.
Secretly fed up with our controlling spouse
but with no balls to ask for equality granting
we resort to focusing on another kind of louse
where freedom of speech equals a good ranting.
As our mother-in-law gets on our poor nerves
that "in-law" meaning a legal pain in the ass
we project on politicians all she deserves
bitching either about poor or elite class.
After all those prayers turned out in vain
our god still too untouchable to blame
searching within our pissed off brain
we blame politicians just the same.
We make of Middle East one uncivilized farce
with no day that passes without some protest
but then we enjoy our looting and burning cars
that's the political venting that we love the best.
It stops being important after a while
who's in power, we need our projection
always doing it in a well rehearsed style
rejoicing in mass misery at each election.
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