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Dubito, Ergo Cogito, Ergo Sum – The Latin Quotes (I) – #45

Dubito, Ergo Cogito, Ergo Sum

A poem, by Fọlábòmí Àmọ̀ó
Inspired by the famous Latin quote by René Descartes

I doubt;
Therefore, I think
Therefore, I am.

I see;
I take in the colours around me.
The patterns, the lights, the rainbows.
I see the night and the stars that glow.

I dream;
Therefore, I think.
Therefore, I am.

I smell;
The perfumes, the roses.
The stench, the rotten and the putrid. 
The aromas and delicacies;
Cooking.

I inhale;
The green, the forest, the trees.
Therefore, I think.
Therefore, I am.

I hear;
The noises. The people, the cheer.
The wails, the screams, the tears.
The rejoicing. 
The laughter, and happiness.

I listen;
Therefore, I think.
Therefore, I am.

I taste;
The sweetness, the fire.
The treats, and savoury delights. 
The burnt, the spoilt and the tasteless.
The sourness and the bitterness.

I eat;
Therefore, I think.
Therefore, I am.

I speak;
Short messages. Long speeches.
Quiet whispers. Bellowing noises.

I scream;
Therefore, I think,
Therefore, I am.

I feel;
The despair. 
The anguish, the fear.
The pricks, the cuts, the injuries.
The joy. The pride. The seething.
The envy, greed, and jealousy.
The cold, the heat and the shivering.
The pain, the sickness, the ageing.

I die;
Therefore, I lived.
Therefore, I was.


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