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Earth on a Grill of Fear: A Satirical 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.


Your dreams and goals are bigger than small minded people or the fears that they harbor. Don't let their ocean of fear trap you in the undertow.

-- Jaha Knight

First came those prophets with story of the Hell

scaring crap of everyone in toilet of superstition

with most of the folks still under that same spell

retelling the story over in the mindless repetition.

Guts barbequed in the inferno of fear

at a Halloween of demons and spooks

devoid of a sense of optimism and cheer

forbidden to seek truth in any other books.

Then came another batch of alarmist asses

with stories of global warming - call it a Hell

and long before that new scary crap passes

many of us might religiously retell and retell.

Our leaders don't want to be left behind

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in this competition of disseminating fear

with made up enemies messing our mind

hinting at a possible world war being near.

As if we haven't had enough of all the worry

a whole medical army joined that unholy fuss

making of a virus their own Armageddon story

draining every joy of life out from the most of us.

It seems like we just enjoy cooking in our own juice

always in some fever of one doomsday or another

falling for every clever and manipulative abuse

reluctant in whose hell we would roast rather.

So let us summon some firefighters of reason

to put out those flames of ignorance and fear

even if we are committing a religious treason

to save our asses by enjoying now and here.

© 2022 Val Karas

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