Val enjoys writing prose in rhymes by always leaving a message of a life truism in each piece.
Relationships with negative people are simply tedious encounters with porcupines. You don't have the remote knowledge how to be close to them without quills being shot in your direction.
-- Shannon L. Alder
Just like some single parent is shaking their head in a disbelief over their misbehaving kids, our Maker -- whatever name you want to give him/it -- must be asking themselves that same question: "Where did I go wrong with these kids?" At the other end, those kids -- the mankind -- keep raising their eyes towards the sky with eternal question: "Why is this God so hard to please?" Somewhere in between is this field of quantum, containing infinite potentiality and just waiting, like Aladdin's genie, for our commands to manifest our human destiny. And we are placing those orders -- with our personal and collective thoughts, emotions, beliefs, and attitudes -most of which are a sheer crap - while genie is obeying it all, not discriminating. Well, our deities -- whatever names we gave them -- never went wrong, since they gave us something like the ability to choose. And what we are having in our "human condition" is merely the result of that choosing.
The following two pieces of my prose in rhymes are depicting this human situation. They may hide an invisible line between pessimism and realism, but let reader decide what prevails.
Our Collective Quantum Screwups
On what is known as the quantum layer
which is giving all material world its birth
our every single thought is like a prayer
affecting us all, and affecting the Earth.
Like magnet giving metal shavings a shape
so reality shapes with thoughts that persist
and that's responsibility we cannot escape
as we constantly affect the way we coexist.
All anger and hate breed more of the same
because we are always at reality's source
perpetuating grudges, intolerance, blame
we generate destructive quantum force.
Our bodies are just aspect of our mind
a bundle of energy vibrating as the matter
and the same is true about body of mankind
collective thinking making reality worse or better.
Focused on not-wanted while inspired by the news
we create in a vicious cycle what we don't want
so busy emanating massive emotional blues
we are paying for a same result up front.
We cannot activate genes of health
with all this negative mental addiction
focused on conflicts, greed, and wealth
we'll always produce nothing but friction.
Once we turned in motion this Unfortune Wheel
it keeps turning and turning -- like forever after
and unless we change what we think and feel
from heavens we'll hear nothing but laughter.
Two things are infinite: universe and human stupidity; and I am not sure about the universe.
-- Albert Einstein
The Evolution of Stupidity
Due to some factors unfathomable to me
the mysterious genius of the ancient man
started to decline into the stupidity spree
never to recover, and that's how it began.
Man used to be mighty in his spirit and mind
created some marvels of architecture and art
the ones that are still unrepeatable by our kind
in short -- we were god-like, powerful and smart.
But our animal gene, and the other that's divine
got in the fateful competition within our genome
brain started behaving like after too much wine
man getting alienated from his celestial home.
War after war, arrogance and greed
followed that era of harmony and love
we started grabbing more that we need
as the animal in us became our god above.
And that's how all the stupidity got on a rise
complicating coexistence into one we know
with a sad minority still awakened and wise
silent in shadows of consciousness so low.
Stupidity even generated insane false pride
glorifying mass murder and ruthless stealing
victorious and blind keeping conscience aside
as if void of compassion, or any humane feeling.
In that process we became masters of deception
making fools of those gullible in their blind trust
brainwashing the mankind with little exception
spreading religion, but also gluttony and lust.
So here we are, a top shelf of god's creation
advanced in technology but stupid as ever
with few rare specimens as if incarnation
of those forever gone, divine and clever.
O.K., enough of serious stuff -- let's be amused with funny side of human stupidity
© 2020 Val Karas