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With Mind Just Monkeying Around: 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.


The problem is to keep the monkey mind from running off into all kinds of thoughts.

-- Lee Kuan Yew

In the mighty realm of our mind

every thought counts as cause

if thoughts were easy to rewind

we'd see why life is full of flaws.

With our mind monkeying around

wishing and doubting at same time

nothing takes a root in fertile ground

so far from anything looking sublime.

In the likes of some pinball machine

mind is not programmed for an order

thoughts randomly bouncing off each pin

enclosed within narrow frame as a border.

Reluctant between love and fear

far below the threshold of our sight

feeling most secure in its parking gear

not slightly aware of its tremendous might.

For, every thought is like prayer

sent for help in our life games

but mind is such a lousy player

just monkeying around its aims.

© 2022 Val Karas

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