This Unfair World: A Poem

Updated on August 7, 2018
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Val is a life-long practically oriented student of effective emotional and attitudinal responses to the many challenges of life.

What is the human legacy of success

when seen from one to another nation

while some are living in a filthy excess

and others' children dying of starvation.


What gives us right to be so proud

with audience clapping so gratifying

with all those cheers deafening loud

making it impossible to hear a crying.


Nobody chose the color of their skin

and yet it seems such a big of a deal

as if that's a condition to lose or to win

like stigma often imposing how we feel.


Even our gods can't make up their minds

what should be good for all to believe

so we have faith of different kinds

being smart or just plain naïve.


So I am staying clear of all global games

minding my own world that I've created

not falling for those bombastic names

with everything loved, nothing hated.


Walking on the sunny side of the street

I have a clear vision of the side in shade

and I would join there in a short heartbeat

could I only stop unfair games being played.

© 2018 Vladimir Karas

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    • ValKaras profile imageAUTHOR

      Vladimir Karas 

      2 weeks ago from Canada

      Michael---As you know, there are many ways to look poetically at this world---and the poem was expressing one of them.

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      Michael Milec 

      3 weeks ago

      In your poetic words it's just tolerable.

      On average " our " world as each person induce it- is

      fair enough anyway.

    • ValKaras profile imageAUTHOR

      Vladimir Karas 

      3 weeks ago from Canada

      Sanaa---Thank you so much for your praise, I am happy you liked it.

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      Sanaa Najim 

      3 weeks ago from Morocco

      Hi creative Vladimir :

      I am so draw of each line of this incredible poem . I like the flowing rythmic .

      I enjoyed this part of your powerful poem :

      Walking on the sunny side of the street

      I have a clear vision of the side in shade

      and I would join there in a short heartbeat

      could I only stop unfair games being played.

      I look forward to reading more of your work

      Sincerely

      Sanaa

    • ValKaras profile imageAUTHOR

      Vladimir Karas 

      3 weeks ago from Canada

      Louise---Thank you for your good heart being so generous with praise.

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      Louise Powles 

      3 weeks ago from Norfolk, England

      Thankyou for another lovely poem. =)

    • ValKaras profile imageAUTHOR

      Vladimir Karas 

      3 weeks ago from Canada

      Ankita---Thank you, I am glad you liked it.

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      Vladimir Karas 

      3 weeks ago from Canada

      Sanchaita---Shukria. I don't know if this is how you spell it, but I mean to say "thank you" in your language.

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      Ankita B 

      3 weeks ago

      Beautiful. Well written.

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      SANCHAITA SAHA 

      3 weeks ago from KOLKATA (WESTBENGAL), INDIA

      A nice one... Liked it.

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