Long Live the Philosopher

In a world gone mad
       with more sciences
       than we know how to spell

       with the ecology
       and economy at war

       with drugs and rock’n roll
       and celebrity adoration.

Where
       no belief holds true
       the truth of religion stripped off by science

       no guidance is given
       governments struggle with the basics of ethics

       no truth shines bright
       too many conflicting arguments to count.

In this world we need
       the creative scientist
       the scientific artist
       the philosopher

       to show us the way
       back to where things are clear

       to look at each detail
       that holds life together

       to scrutinise the relationship
       between the planet and us

       to figure out a concept
       of how it all works

       to put it together
       in a sentence or two

       to make it all clear
       in just a few words

       to see to the core
       and show us

How to think for ourselves.


© Sybille Sterk
Do not copy or publish this poem in any way shape or form without my written permission.

Long Live the Philosopher

Sybille Sterk

Cambridge, United Kingdom

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Poem dedicated to the few working philosophers I know and whose musings and thoughts I greatly appreciate.
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