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Why Not Just Leave the World Alone: A Poem

Val is a life-long student of unexplored human potential and many challenges that self-honesty throws at us on that path.


Why should you suffer for world's stupidity

no one is asking for your opinion or advice

and why be bothered by the news morbidity

media business is not even meant to be nice.

Other people's games are their own affairs

they don't know how to end what they start

and when you're in trouble world won't care

they are just so quick to tell you to get smart.

World is nothing but one colossal abstraction

to know it, hundred lifetimes wouldn't suffice

and yet, we judge it by that familiar fraction

seen between images of hell or paradise.

If you want to empathize with the mankind

your choice of feelings couldn't be tougher

for, how do you really make up your mind

whether to be happy for them or to suffer.

World you hardly know shouldn't make you worry

shouldn't even be concerned about your nation

because for all that misery you can't feel sorry

from those rejoicing you won't get invitation.

Thus enjoy your own life as best as you can

mobilize your mind, and your heart as well

having no concerns about fate of the man

for, what's going on, that no one can tell.

© 2021 Val Karas

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