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Sugarcoating Crap of Life: A Poem

Val enjoys writing rhymed poetry with a valuable message in it.

When spirit goes down, a bottle of spirit appears to help.

When spirit goes down, a bottle of spirit appears to help.

You may believe in whatsoever you like, but the truth remains the truth, no matter how sweet the lie may taste.

-- Michael Bassey Johnson

For a good part of life we are in fight

combining it with some swift retreats

all that merely to keep our affairs right

and to win a little between few defeats.


In words of Mary Poppins, sweet player of the story

"with spoonful of sugar the medicine goes down"

so escaping into illusions keeps us out of worry

while oftentimes we laugh just not to frown.


While hoarding possessions and mastering pretense

we may go through life like through a dreamy nap

and even if it makes only some temporary sense

we dump so much sugar on all neglected crap.


Whether it's a dope, or sex. or good old booze

we always seek a line of the least resistance

with nerves dulled we think we can't lose

and if it fails, we get shrink's assistance.


But some day crap catches up with us

forced to finally face it, we are disarmed

with no sugar effective and too late to fuss

left with only choice to fix what's been harmed.

© 2022 Val Karas

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