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Questions for the Ages

Poetry is turning out to be a very cathartic medium, I should do this more often.

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Who are you, yes you, who?

Why are you, yes you, why?

When are you, yes you, when?

How are you, yes you, how?


These are the questions,

Questions asked in ignorance,

The questions that seek answers,

And the ones that will conquer.


Every level of every inquisition,

Dig deep like scalpels into flesh.

Dissect the soul of one you call friend,

Only to find the organs of enemies.


For these questions brought to light,

A series of answers with broken truths.

Was asking the question worth it,

The answer all that you were seeking?


Walk the path of inquisition,

For the destinations are many.

Lest you stay still and become lost,

To time and your own rigid heart.

Philosophy

You know I heard it said once, I forget where and how exactly it was said, that, "Philosophy isn't really deep at all, and the philosophers not that intelligent. They just happened to get there first, and say it best!"

That statement continues to resonate with me as I look at philosophy throughout the ages. It is quite true, and even further widely disregarded by those who use philosophy as a tool of shifty self-service, to the disservice of the masses.

Comments

Kyler J Falk (author) from Corona, CA on April 22, 2020:

Thank you, Shauna, and I like that you included "not really wanting to hear the answer." Isn't that just too often the case? I've been on a roll with my writing recently, everything is just flowing out. Probably going to slow down soon.

Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on April 22, 2020:

This poem ranges from questions that are asked by rote (how are you?), not really wanting to hear the answer to locking your inquisitive mind will result in stagnation.

Your mind runs deep, my friend. Your poetry forces us to think. At least for those of us who don't have stagnant minds!

Kyler J Falk (author) from Corona, CA on April 20, 2020:

Thank you, Jason, I wish I could remember where I heard it and who said it. A little ad lib from me, perhaps, removed much of the witty pith it contained in its original dictation.

Glad you enjoyed!

Jason Nicolosi from AZ on April 20, 2020:

Hi Kyler, nice job. I liked it. I loved the quote at the end:

"Philosophy isn't really deep at all, and the philosophers not that intelligent. They just happened to get there first, and say it best!"