Category Archives: Philosophy

Computer

A computer means exactly what it says, they’d drive you crazy.

Or am I lazy?

Why are they so complicated?

I awaited enlightenment, I waited and waited.

Sooner or later it came along, I was doing things wrong.

Ask exactly the right question, that is my suggestion.

You too must mean what you say.

Have a nice day.

Hello world, I’ve seen the world, I didn’t like it.

Will I catch a bus or bike it?

Tich Ennis

3rd October, 2017

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Euthanasia

If you booked euthanasia would you cancel because you’re afraid of flying more than dying?

That could be so, I don’t know.

What is life but a mystery between two mysteries, the mystery of our coming and the mystery of our going.

In Ireland right now it is not snowing.

What do you expect in September?

A day to remember.

It has all been most interesting an old lady said on her deathbed.

Maybe she was being sarcastic someone said.

Tich Ennis

18th September, 2017

The Absolute Truth

Are you waiting for the absolute truth from me?

You may be waiting a long time, its all relative you see.

I do not have your history nor you mine.

Wait, maybe things will turn out fine.

The truth is true in principle, not fact.

Be careful how you act.

You have a different history than me.

You are you and I am me.

Will your future be better than your past?

The burning question, I end for now at last.

Look inside, you have nowhere to hide.

Why should you anyway?

Be born today.

This means what it means to you.

You know what to do.

Me too.

Tich Ennis

16th September, 2017

Nothing

I have nothing to say today, but I’ll say it anyway.

Nihilism, the belief that nothing is worth anything, of thee I sing.

You are king.

Alright, I don’t really believe that, I own neither a dog nor cat.

Much less a pet rat.

So there you have it, nothing for what its worth.

What on Earth?

Something or other about a non-dog and cat. Or rat.

Nature abhors a vacuum they say.

So I fill it up today.

I have not gone away.

I’m here to stay.

If nothingness is what you want I return to your old haunt.

The ghost with the most.

Who burned the toast?

Nothing is better than that.

It will not make you fat.

That’s that.

Something for nothing is a lot.

Its what you got.

Tich Ennis

7th September, 2017

Remember

We knew everything before and discover it anew.

Some ancient philosopher said that, I don’t know who.

Alright, he said it is as if that is the case.

I don’t want egg on my face.

In a flash of illumination and recognition we know, at last.

As if we knew it in the past.

What can this mean, is all time one?

There’s nothing new under the Sun.

Is my life nearly run?

Not quite I hope when I have not begun.

Tich Ennis

29th August, 2017

Once

Once upon a time there was a man who had a wife of the opposite sex.

Perhaps he was old fashioned, he plundered gold off wrecks.

He never prayed a ship would go down but he said if they have bad luck let it be near here.

Along the rocky foreshore he walked and shed a tear.

Saying to himself, perhaps next year.

Its an ill wind that blows nobody good he said he was full of old sayings, he said a carpenter should cut wood.

Perhaps in the fullness of time this story will be understood.

I would if I could.

How much wood could a woodchuck chuck, no that’s been said before.

I’ll stop before I bore.

Do you want more?

Tich Ennis

28th August, 2017

Dirty Man

I am a flawed human being in a flawed world.

David a stone hurled.

Despite myself I aim to speak truly.

Without straining your patience unduly.

I see no saint, no perfect man who wishes to put in effect God’s plan.

That all should be true including me and you.

A dustman may curse and shake off dust doing what he must.

May an imperfect man fulfil God’s plan?

If so okay, I’m on my way.

Rubbish to the recycling plant, there’s no such word as can’t.

I want the best, to Hell with the rest.

A bird flies home to his nest.

I wish to negate hate.

Why wait?

Tich Ennis

23rd August, 2017