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Sugarcoating Crap of Life: A Satirical Poem with Food for Thought

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


You can believe in whatsoever you like, but the truth remains 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 two defeats.

In words of Mary Poppins, sweet player in 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 dope, or sex, or good old booze

we always seek line of the least resistance

with nerves dulled we think we can't lose

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

And thus through all many years we may go

not willing to face what might need a repair

reaping in our life whatever we might sow

sweetening crap, pretending not to care.

© 2022 Val Karas

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