Existential Poem by Troy Cochran

Existential

Rating: 5.0


(In Earnest of Being Ernest) *

It is what it is.
Whatever it is.
It, that is.

If it wasn't,
it would be what it isn't,
and that's an impossibility.

It, that is.
Whatever it is.
Not isn't... er, ... wasn't.

Whatever it was, but wasn't
and never will be
because it isn't.

It is what it IS, dammit.
Whatever it is but wasn't and never will be
because it couldn't!

Existentially speaking, of course.

Thursday, October 5, 2017
Topic(s) of this poem: existentialism,nonsense,philosophical
POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
Written for my friend Ernest, who is fond of saying:
'It is what it is.'

Whatever it is.
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Sochukwu Ivye 07 October 2017

Haha. Good play on words by a veteran punster. Your words, our entertainment. 10+++

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Troy Cochran 08 October 2017

I am what a yam. Happy to entertain you. ;)

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Kumarmani Mahakul 05 October 2017

Whatever it is, it is that. Exceptionally this is beautifully written for your friend as a tribute of friendship is heart touching and reveals emotion and memories. Impossible things turn into possible things while light of love and knowledge touches. Whatever he likes to say is titled in amazing poem. You are a brilliant poet definitely....10

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Troy Cochran 06 October 2017

My 'brilliance' is debatable, but let's not quibble. ;) ... however, to prove my point: 'it is what it is' is one of those statements that seems to say absolutely nothing, yet, oddly absolutely everything! Another one, that I also hear a lot, is: 'you are where you are.' But that's another poem.... Glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for comment and vote! Peace! :)

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