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Why Not Leave the World Alone: A Poem

Val enjoys writing rhymed poetry with a valuable message in it.

There is a whole world to be discovered -- in our own minds, hearts, and souls.

There is a whole world to be discovered -- in our own minds, hearts, and souls.

People are supposed to fear the unknown, but ignorance is bliss when knowledge is so damn frightening.

-- Laurell K. Hamilton

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.


World is not composed of people from the news

but of billions of ordinary, out of the camera folks

so why get sucked into all those advertised blues

creating our worldview based on nothing but hoax.


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

hesitant between images of hell and 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 have concerns of your own nation

and for all that world's misery you can't feel sorry

while from those rejoicing you won't get invitation.

© 2022 Val Karas