Val enjoys writing rhymed poetry with a valuable message in it.
The trouble with poetry is it's often written to the sound of a drum only the poet can hear; nevertheless blessed are those poets who always manage to find unshakeable pleasure in their own work.
-- Criss Jami
Between my articles and poems the latter are read more
not that articles suck but folks don't like long reading
and poetizing is certainly lowering my overall score
but the less I write makes me more succeeding.
So during pauses when Muse takes time off
I really must be appreciated more than ever
for the less I am saying -- the less they scoff
articles trying in vain to make me look clever.
So there I wrote something deep, two thousand words
and one of my craziest poems beat it with great ease
well, people evidently don't like to be taken for nerds
so all that scientific crap was like I wrote in Chinese.
Who knows -- maybe I am a poet after all
hey, I see other poets writing crappy stuff
so why take the risk of being called a troll
if fooling with my rhymes is good enough.
All that philosophizing, and oftentimes so odd
in those long articles trying to open some eyes
even blasphemous while disrespecting Mr. God
with those clumsy attempts to uncover some lies.
As long as I can keep this satirical style
and in a process not trying to play too smart
I'll be more than good enough for the Letter Pile
also quite possibly winning me many a friendly heart.
And then I'll be forgiven for still an article or two
when that smart ass in me has something to say
entertaining myself while surely boring all of you
but articles and poems will be like night and day.
Oh, I won't put them on diet, to make them thinner
I like them fat and wordy, as long as there's rhyme
no matter what -- my poetry won't be some winner
but loser among other losers each and every time.
Here, I can sense already a massive admiration
those lovers of a good satire must be clapping
my poetry will push for a standing ovation
after articles deserved merely napping.
© 2022 Val Karas