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Youthfulness Waiting for Revival: A Rhyme with Food for Thought

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


The longer I live the more beautiful life becomes.

-- Frank Lloyd Wright

Those were the days of cigarettes and wine

with nights of easy women and dirty jokes

playing our guitars and just feeling fine

serious life looking like one big hoax.

Now all those goodies of youth if taken aside

somehow we managed to produce that joy

out of thin air, by our inner spirited guide

one that made every task look like a toy.

How did we give it up to collect rust

burying youthful enthusiasm and zeal

switching from horniness to secret lust

turning all our life into one habitual ordeal.

No, it's not our hormones cowardly betraying

but our mind styles that are making them less

so that instead of singing, dancing and playing

we visit our doctors complaining about the stress.

We excel at politics and thrive on bitching

feasting but worried about naked survival

nervously scratching without even itching

oblivious to joy of youth waiting for revival.

© 2022 Val Karas

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