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To Adapt or Not to Adapt -- That's the Question: 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.


I'm not trying to keep up or adapt. I'm allowing myself to grow, evolve and create new music.

-- LL Cool J

We adapt to climate or to new work place

trying to fit into something we can't change

but then many go through life with fake face

which I find de-personalizing and quite strange.

Like chameleon changing colors a lot

some will adapt not showing true face

oftentimes with angry gut tied in a knot

but keeping role that's easy to embrace.

It takes an alive fish to swim upstream

dead one is taken by current as we know

thus adapting we may take such an extreme

by always making sure that we go with the flow.

In a habit of taking line of the least resistance

we don't create much beyond our survival skills

maneuvering safely to ensure smooth coexistence

we are bound to avoid any out of comfort zone thrills.

Having a predictable life by adapting to others

apparently with no guts to step out of our groove

not even daring to face what in that sameness bothers

we just adapt to what already is, with no spirit to improve.

Don't make any waves, do as others do

adapt to the mainstream for Pete's sake

that way you'll be loved and popular too

even if you're phony and your act is fake.

Well, not me -- and to many that's no news

my adapting is limited by what I can't change

I don't care what the entire world might choose

I'm doing my own thing that's within doable range.

© 2022 Val Karas

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