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With Whom Will I Stay Young at Heart: A Poem

Val enjoys writing his own style of what resembles poetry, just hoping to catch someone's heart on the same page.


With whom will I stay young at heart

if all just keep growing older and frail

with all world trying to appear so smart

but somehow -- all that being to no avail.

Loneliness and boredom, and love not returned

politics and climate and the higher price of gas

nothing about true happiness we ever learned

so that's how man qualifies for a pathetic ass.

What words are left there to communicate

about some clownish joys of a liberation

if it's all about grudge, paranoia, hate

in each person and entire nation.

Then people bother God with their passive praying

for things which they themselves neglected to do

irresponsible life had its price they are paying

for all those things they managed to screw.

So what's the deal about living this life

if it has all turned into a crappy routine

filled with their worry, anger, and strife

making of the world a pathetic scene.

Where is that laughing chorus for me to join

or some workshop with souls eager to grow

some place where I'd spend my very last coin

with a band of jesters and their carefree glow.

For life is one, forget reincarnation

and clock mercilessly keeps ticking

why not invent a reason for elation

while we are still alive and kicking.

© 2021 Val Karas

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