Val enjoys writing his own style of what resembles poetry, just hoping to catch someone's heart on the same page.
I am more than what others want of me. I am more than what society expect of me. I will not let my life be defined by a box meant to hold me down.
-- The Thoughtful Beast
Your inner world is much more real
than that outer world could ever be
it's you who paint it as bad or ideal
as your brain tells you what to see.
Others are not mirrors of who you are
so don't try to see yourself in their eyes
in your life show you are the leading star
that's how it is and can't ever be otherwise.
Look, without your five senses
any world would not exist for you
and by changing your mind's lenses
what is totally false could become true.
There is absolutely nobody out there
whose empathy could be all that good
and no matter how you may try to share
knowing your inner world they never could.
So choose who you really want to be
create yourself with your every detail
it's not who you are that they will see
as all their attempts are bound to fail.
Since you're not responsible how they observe
be yourself not their approximate image of you
your slaving to that image no one can deserve
so don't play fictional roles that cannot be true.
© 2022 Val Karas