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Why We Age: A Poem to Inspire

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


Adopting the right attitude can convert a negative stress into a positive one.

-- Hans Selye

Why are people looking their age

that is not really a secret anymore

they spend life in their mental cage

not even bothering to unlock the door.

If you attempt to spend an entire day

thinking and feeling what you choose

you'll be able to understand what I say

why those wrinkles are so hard to lose.

It feels impossible to leave our groove

to shift our body to its younger version

as our crappy thoughts we can't remove

to allow our body that magic conversion.

For, body is just another aspect of our mind

all genes catering to what we think and feel

and there's no other, esoteric secret behind

no diets, no vitamins, to make us look ideal.

Layer upon layer stresses leave their trace

at age of seven mental blueprint is done

so whatever mirror shows as our face

is result of stress, not too much sun.

We constantly carry all imaginable germs

but we get sick only when immunity fails

the one in sync with our mind's terms

while we choose to live in our jail.

They told us -- "we're as young as we feel"

forgot to say that it's got to be more steady

well, that's how much this poem can reveal

then it's up to us for what fate we are ready.

© 2022 Val Karas