PHILOSOPHISTORY


In college I studied what I thought was Philosophy,

Nietzsche Nonsense

Sartre Sarcasm

Socratic Solosophy

Aristotelian Logic

Plato’s Playdough

How Immanuel Kant couldn’t

Confucius Confusion

Kierkegaard’s Constant Critiques

DeCarte before de horse

John Locke Unlocked

Marx’s Magic

Lenin Lemmings,

All whilst shaving with Occam’s Razor


What today,

I now know is,

I wasn’t studying philosophy,

But the history of a world going mad,

Having taken that quiz,

I have simplified all that.

Now I Pray,


And write Poetry.


Author’s Notes: I graduated from Bellarmine College (Class of ‘64). Uncle John, the founder, handed me my diploma. Jude Dougherty taught me Philosophy and attended my wedding. I met my wife, Shirley Boulos, while at Bellarmine; that was serendipity.


*Photo (compliments of Bellarmine University) of Our Lady of the Woods Chapel, dedicated to my Uncle John. My keynote address at the dedication can be found in “My Memoirs,” to be published in 2022. John Key and I ran track on the track below in the photo.


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