Val enjoys writing his own style of what resembles poetry, just hoping to catch someone's heart on the same page.
Some famous slave runners got their statue erected
and butchers of victorious battles got their due fame
but for telling their ugly truth you won't be respected
what's swept under rug shouldn't smear a big name.
Talk about politicians unable to put a sentence right
repeating and paraphrasing everything they say
and it's like a blasphemy of a deity at height
so you can kiss your popularity away.
Touch any religious taboo or naive story
and you bring on yourself wrath of believers
for questioning matters wrapped in some glory
illogical or not, but don't bring into picture deceivers.
In this world thriving on high octane lies
truth is something uncomfortable to avoid
just try to blend well playing stupid, not wise
as being different is making so many paranoid.
If you happen to be an ambitious online writer
stick to "how to" genre -- you'll make hit after hit
as for heavy subjects you'll need to be a bullfighter
not to fight against bullies, but to deal with a bullshit.
Be complacent conformist, don't step on any toes
the spineless ones will shower you with praises
for in this world of ours where anything goes
it just can't hurt to join all the crazies.
Between two laughs I watch this grand charade
with no one really caring what others have to say
and as long as there are those easy to persuade
this world will keep turning in its predictable way.
© 2022 Val Karas