True Philosopher

by flammeusgladius

The True Philosopher



Whatever gets me out of doing things

Is what I’ll do, or else refrain from doing.

I seek the leisure of unwarlike kings,

Of knights who know of no quest worth pursuing.

I come unglued – and charge you with ungluing—

When urgency intrudes upon my ease.

Can’t you folks see that it’s yourselves you’re screwing?

Why do you make demands, prove hard to please?

I would get up and fall upon my knees

To beg for peace – if only this deep chair

Were not so comfy.  Common sense agrees

With my restraint.  Activity’s unfair!

The true philosopher will opt for rest.

If you want to get busy, be my guest.



–Tom Riley