Val enjoys writing prose in rhymes by always leaving a message of a life truism in each piece.
In one of my previous articles I was talking about certain renowned personages in the field of mental health -- but the ones who needed help much like their patients, if not more.
So I was mentioning the names like Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung, and Jacques Lacan, but also a whole band of other bona fide shrinks who undertook that line of study in a hope to stumble upon a help for their own deep seated issues.
It's my position that one has to be a "clear instrument" for processing the human intimate reality and its aberrations from normalcy, without contaminating their perception with their own issues.
And if that sounds true about those experts, it's much more true about some armchair shrinks; as well as political haters whose animosity and political fanaticism pull a veil over their sense of objectivity.
As for those self-appointed shrinks, they don't even have a slightest clue how much there is to be learned about all complexities, variables, and different approaches to human nature while keeping in mind the inner dynamism within the hierarchy of mental forces.
Without having a decent educated and intuitive insight into any of that, they are merely parading in some superficial psychobabble.
Just like those political ranting enthusiasts have no clue how much is involved in running a country, with all aspects of international chess game going on, and all other classified details never even hinted at a press conference.
So, without having an access to what two mega-figures in global politics are privately talking without microphones and cameras around -- such political zealots are displaying a pitiful example of someone who just wants to hear their own voice uttering some stuff of significance.
Indeed, folks, what ever happened with intellectual humbleness? For, the deeper you go into some issues like that, all you are gaining is having more questions than clear answers. You end up with a relative knowledge which helps enormously in your general orientation, but is far from giving you those final answers.
On the other hand, without exploring those depths, we can merely parade with some superficial phraseology, not satisfying those who are listening, but only ourselves hearing our voices.
So, I've heard more of such experts than I would care to remember -- all coming from a platform of ignorance, somehow believing that their problems will feel smaller if they can generalize about other people's problems.
Likewise, those political haters are merely exteriorizing their inner conflicts in the political arena -- while in the process hoping to find a political sparring partner in the ring of political ignorance.
Something similar am I witnessing on this Hub Pages website.
Going through the Feed and seeing all that crap being kicked back and forth, I started to genuinely admire all those poets, including those who are practicing to become ones -- as well as all cooks, repairing and publishing experts, gardeners, travelers, our Lady Witch from England, our fine biologist from British Columbia, and all those tellers of stories from ordinary life.
To mention just these few names -- John Hansen, Brenda Arledge, Bill Holland, as well as all others from the last sentence above. I salute to your prudent channels of self-expression. If I was not so much into my own niche, I would be delighted to pick any of those above -- of course, providing that I had a talent for it.
Now, for the remainder of this post, I decided to think of some prose in rhymes on the topic above.
Those Self-Appointed Shrinks
I've seen a car mechanic driving a piece of junk
and an obese cardiologist preaching about diet
I've read shitloads of philosophy easy to debunk
heard many a big mouth that had better be quiet.
I've read some discussions on this Hub Pages
done by pseudo-experts in science of shrinking
with their very own issues at the different stages
applying themselves in their wrong call of thinking.
With their writer's score being as low as low it goes
maybe they shouldn't even touch that keyboard
let alone speak up like someone who knows
more than they can intellectually afford.
Amazing to see patients talking as shrinks
even giving advices to other suffering folks
coming up with their solutions like in a blink
making of shrinkology but a bunch of jokes.
People are strange when they are hurting
instead of privately doing their best to heal
they compensate pain by senseless blurting
as if that gives them something better to feel.
Hating Politicians -- a Sweet Pastime
Running out of names for our bosses
after having signed all union petitions
we get emotional over national losses
so there we go -- hating our politicians.
Secretly fed up with our controlling spouse
but with no balls to ask for equality granting
we resort to focusing on another kind of louse
where freedom of speech equals a good ranting.
As our mother-in-law gets on our tired nerves
that "in-law" meaning the legal pain in the ass
so we project on politicians all she deserves
bitching either about poor or that elite class.
After all those prayers turned out in vain
our God still too untouchable to blame
searching within our pissed off brain
we blame politicians just the same.
Wiping off from mirror many of our flaws
maybe accusing our parents of them all
we funnel them into some noble cause
where authority figure can take a fall.
© 2021 Val Karas