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We Are in a Likeness of Inuit People: A Poem With Message

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


If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude.

-- Maya Angelou

In that vast land white 'n frozen

live Inuit people their simple lives

polar bear's habitat also their chosen

where nothing blooms or ever thrives.

They know about places of lush vegetation

with flowers and palm trees and short sleeves

but none of those attractions can break habituation

of some ingrained preferences and inherited beliefs.

Doesn't that remind of so many of us chronic losers

having heard of happiness, harmony and peace

but playing some stubborn and bad choosers

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opting for a stuckness, as if out of caprice.

Our habitat is glass and concrete desert

so we thrive in our own selected void

with best hunting skills we can exert

enjoying it, but mostly annoyed.

So we are like those Inuit -- just in our own way

one kind of desert not making other less lonely

and even when we migrate, then again we stay

soon degrading novelty into a habitat ours only.

As if allergic to change, routine is our game

we call it "comfort zone" , comfortable or not

shunning the unfamiliar, thriving on the same

not asking for more of life than we have got.

© 2022 Val Karas

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