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World, Beware of Truth!: A Satirical Poem

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

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