Below are four selections from my book “The Ruminations and Reflections of an Armchair Philosopher”. If you find humor, wit or beauty in these selections then I believe you will enjoy my book.
- Peter H. Kelly
The Oberoi Bangalore, India
Monkeys are an occasional problem in Bangalore.
For the safety of your belongings,
Please close the balcony doors and windows,
When you are absent,
From your room.
A thought, an impulse, a mad flash of desire,
Are these the true Monkeys of Bangalore India?
Without a care, they chatter away, all those wild Monkeys of Bangalore India.
Impressive joy and excessive exuberance,
Are these the wild Monkeys of Bangalore India?
The sub-continent is rich in a long tradition,
Of living in harmony with all these wild Monkeys.
A wild Monkey may be a close friend or a relative,
Beware of wild Monkeys for they do not despair!
But what would life be, without the wild and the free?
Beware of wild Monkeys, they are everywhere!
I heard a rumor,
It might just be an urban legend,
That common sense is not common.
But God help the common man,
Should he ever be exposed to common sense,
For it is usually mistaken for wisdom.
Where are you?
You seem to be everywhere I look.
Dazzling, scintillating, and ever present.
You delight and amaze everyone you meet,
But not me!
Oh my God,
Why not ME?
I can’t get a glance,
Or see your face,
But your presence appears to be everywhere I look.
Why won’t you look at me?
Let me see your face?
Oh my God of amazing grace.
That Dude, dude!
Enemies are like wrinkles,
The older you get, the more you got!
You can spend a lot of money to buy love and remove wrinkles,
But when the money runs out,
The worse things get!
“So, dude, how many enemies do you have?”
“Enough . . . because God always provides enough!”
“Yeah, dude, that Dude!”
“The Dude that never shows his face, that doesn’t like to talk to us,
That works in strange and mysterious ways.
The Dude that put the Higgs boson right in the middle of nowhere,
Assuring us that there is not a chance in hell that we will ever know,
Anything about everything!
The Dude that keeps trying to teach us,
To be humble,
That Dude, dude!”