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Happy Despite the World: a Poem

Updated on July 30, 2017
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Val is a life-long student of the psycho-philosophy of living and a devoted practitioner of many techniques that enhance personal evolution.

I laugh at politics that imposing whore

at all dubious authorities parading around

those brainwashers I despise to their very core

and every scary demon I beat to the ground.

Celebrating life with each and every breath

along with my freedom, so clownish and sweet

not thinking of illness, not thinking of death

living this life that's wondrous and complete.

Who are they at all to stand in my way

to thwart this momentum of my joyous flight

I shake them off my wings and continue my play

with a sovereign pride that's feeling so right.

Despite all that misery and self-inflicted pain

and despite their trying to make me join

I don't mind my path going against the grain

So I let them have all riches, quite happy with my coin.

Given this gift of one life to live

with a mind just wise enough to know it

I nurture this joy as well as I can conceive

too grateful for it as to ever blow it.

Despite the world and not being its copy

but respecting and loving all creatures alive

I don't really mind looking somewhat dopy

drunk with self-made happiness on which I thrive.


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      Vladimir Karas 2 months ago from Canada

      Linda--Thank you, my friend and fellow-Canadian. It's always a great pleasure to see you among my commenters, and I am happy you liked my poem.

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      Linda Crampton 2 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

      This is an inspiring and interesting poem, Val. You've shared some good advice.

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      Vladimir Karas 2 months ago from Canada

      John, my old buddy---By now you already know so well what my poetic or prosaic expressions are about, but I still appreciate your words of praise. Especially as they come from a wise and fine poet like yourself.

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      Vladimir Karas 2 months ago from Canada

      Louise---Thank you. I added that line about love and respect "as a cherry on top of the icing", after many readers already thought how I am "all about a self-centered happiness not caring about others"-LOL.

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      Vladimir Karas 2 months ago from Canada

      10.Abdul---Thank you, I am happy you liked it.

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      John Hansen 2 months ago from Queensland Australia

      Yes very wise words, Val. Don't be a sheep and follow what the establishment directs. Do things you own way following your own code of ethics and you will lead a much more satisfying life.

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      Louise Powles 2 months ago from Norfolk, England

      Oh that's very wise words. We only have one life. And I love the line 'but respecting and loving all creatures alive.'

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      10.ABDUL 2 months ago from 90037

      Love it love it love it