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Taking Responsibility for It All: 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.


Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.

-- Sigmund Freud

In the mini-library of my mind

at the very top of loaded shelf

there is this label, not very kind:

"Why Do You Do It to Yourself?"

Every single book below it

honoring the mocking label

exposing ego, just to blow it

making mind calm and stable.

All our life is simply a state of mind

exclusively being of our own make

so whatever goodies we fail to find

is only a result of our own mistake.

We are the only cause and source

measure of all that appears real

with no pride and no remorse

able to replace it or conceal.

Why do we bother ourselves so much

for no one else produces our feelings

our will is far beyond anyone's touch

in all interactions and all dealings.

© 2022 Val Karas

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