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You Being Pissed Is of Your Own Make: 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.


Self-pity is spiritual suicide. It is an indefensible self-mutilation of the soul.

-- Anthon St. Maarten

Nobody can physically get inside your skull

as if to press some alarm buttons in there

others' power to do it boils down to a null

so let's stop seeing others as too unfair.

It's no one's duty to treat you with some class

but it's your choice to stop knee-jerk reactions

to no white-glove treatment of your precious ass

since you can't place an order for nice interactions.

Develop new respect for your personal space

within which everything is of your own make

so you can laugh in the whole world's face

if your peace of mind is the one at stake.

Still mulling in mind all those grudges

poisoning your body with toxins of hate

once and for all let's stop playing judges

to take off our shoulders the heavy weight.

People won't change to make you feel good

so you might as well change only thing you can

love yourself enough to insist upon a happy mood

and as for all those many crazies -- be a bigger man.

© 2022 Val Karas

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