PRINCE PACHUKA FROM PADUCAH

Plato was smart.
He was a very learned man.
Aristotle and Descartes,
Knew all a learned man can.

Shakespeare was wise.
He had a way with a play.
When it came to writing words,
He knew just what to say.

William Blake was a mystic.
He sure knew how to rhyme.
His poetry of visions,
Will last throughout time.

Buddha was the enlightened one.
His teaching brought peace of mind.
Held high in the minds of men,
In history, he is one of a kind.

Jesus was the wisest.
He had the most to give.
He told us all to share the world,
To forgive, to live and let live.

Jesus told men how to live
To make this world paradise.
Even though he was ignored,
Truly gave the wisest advice.

Napoleon won great fame,
As powerful, and without fear.
If he, somehow, returned today,
Crowds would come out and cheer.

Scholars by the thousands,
Philosophers by the score,
Masters of art and science,
Honored geniuses of war.

Many books about great heroes,
Looked up to and admired.
Daydreams of glamour and glory,
Ways of thought inspired.

Rimbaud, Joyce and Baudelaire,
Finding questions in their youth.
Poetry, prayers and philosophy,
Streams of words, in search of truth.

Socrates, Homer and Hippocrates,
All men of historical renown,
From Buddha to Christ to Hubbard,
None explains what is going down.

Many men ponder the universe,
Nearly all men ponder the sky,
Yet nowhere has it been written,
To explain just how, or why.

Never has a book been written,
Not a song, nor a poem or a play,
Which tells the meaning of existence,
And leaves nothing more to say.

No conclusion reached,
No final answer found,
In all the words of men,
In any language around.

In all the writing and talking,
With all the songs we sing,
Words do not go far enough
To explain what is happening.

Many questions are unanswered,
Countless truths remain unseen.
Word worlds of empirical facts
Create an invisible screen.

If truth does remain elusive;
For a lifetime, we never see,
Our only recourse is the faith,
Death may solve the mystery.

Maybe a man is wasting time,
To wonder about life is wrong,
But we cannot help but wonder,
How everything came along.

Prince Pachuka from Paducah,
He knows what’s happening.
But it can’t be explained in words,
So he smiles, says not a thing.

He watches as the world goes by,
And he helps it to survive.
Knowing his being is its own reward,
He is happy to be alive.