Category Philosophical Poems

‘IF…’ – For Pete

  So, recently, I was at a wonderful play in West London and at the after party I was introduced to a charming, intelligent, thoughtful man called Pete. Over the course of the evening, we got drunk on cheap booze, discussed coding, literature and whatever came to mind and I remember thinking as I travelled […]

It’s my mind

Your mind is the most precious thing you own. It defines your perspectives, guides your action and how comfortable you are inside your own head is probably the biggest factor in determining your contentment and happiness throughout your life.  That’s why, I think, historically, governments of every shade, creed and hue have tried to control it.  […]

La Shay Maktoub

  I spent eight years of my life learning and working with the Arabic Language and it is one of the most beautiful in the world for expressing feeling and emotion. This was my first attempt to create a bilingual poem based around a favorite saying of a Lebanese friend.  A café by the corniche,  looking out on […]

Our world is built on numbers

It took me twenty years to realize something was missing in my life and that I was wired for mathematics and science much more than art. An intense, beautiful year of Computer Science opened my eyes to a Universe of possibilities that lay in the numbers. It’s as close as I am ever going to […]

Totem

An artist I admire very much created a wonderful physical installation that stood on the lakes of a shore in Norway. It was like something from another age, a point of connection between people and the universe. Totem Totem stands, Testament to My love Of Land, You are my homage, Worship shrine, For that from […]

This is as good as it gets

Prior to quitting my job, spending a year taking a Masters in Computer Science and then becoming a Data Scientist, I wrote this.  Because life is happening to you right here and right now and you’ve got to grab it. This is as good as it gets This is as good as it gets So […]

The word is supposed to be heard

I think the two things I like the most about spoken word poetry is its accessibility and its continuity. Poetry, as a means to memorize large chunks of information stretches back over 5,000 years, and was often used by oral cultures to preserve their stories such as the Odyssey or the Epic of Gilgamesh. Then there is the […]