Deep thoughts and shallow fears
Begin with frowns and end in tears
Crushed hopes and shattered dreams
Destroy our faith in destinies
Deep thoughts and shallow needs
Souls that ache and hearts that bleed
Failed flight and poisoned past
Break promises meant to last
Deep thoughts and shallow rhymes
Recall the joy of magic times
Freedom’s gain is truth’s cost
But what is found if love is lost?
Wayne Visser © 2005
String, Donuts, Bubbles and Me: Favourite Philosophical Poems
This creative collection, now in its 3rd edition, brings together philosophical poems by Wayne Visser. In this anthology, he muses on subjects ranging from space, angels and destiny to time, science and meaning in life. According to scientists / The world’s made of string / That buzzes and fuzzes / Or some such strange thing / It’s also a donut / That curls round a hole / With middles and riddles / Just like a fish bowl / And there’s no mistaking / It’s more than 3-D / With twenty or plenty / Dimensions unseen / Still others insist / It’s really a bubble / That’s popping and bopping / Through the lenses of Hubble. Buy the paper book / Buy the e-book.