What Silly Ol' Fred Said
Or, Smilin' at Nihlism
A gruff German thinker named Nietsche
Said, "Reason's got nothing to teach ya.
Religion's a sham.
Be your own super-man!"
But I think that's just overreach, ja?
Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German existential philosopher and poet, profoundly influenced Western nihilism with the idea that meaning and morality in life are whatever we define them to be. He famously pronounced: "God is dead."
Here's another limerick I'd like to share with you!
About the Creator
Sonia Heidi Unruh
I love: my husband and children; all who claim me as family or friend; the first bite of chocolate; the last blue before sunset; solving puzzles; stroking cats; finding myself by writing; losing myself in reading; the Creator who is love.
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Nice one. Makes u think.
Clever and super fun! Love seeing Nietzsche in a limerick ☘️.
Your pick of Nietsche is the best .
I like your limerick very much, especially using Nietzsche as your subject matter. When I try to read it aloud, however, the last line feels awkward to me, as though it's missing a syllable. When I replace "that's" with "that is" I find that it flows smoothly without changing the meaning. (First, I tried adding "his" before "overreach" but that restricts the overreach to Nietzsche instead of applying to all who embrace his idea of the "super-man.") The extra syllable in line 4 works just fine as a pickup beat so I had no difficulty with that. Anyway, that's just a thought. Great work! It takes me back to my seminary days when the graffiti in the bathrooms tended to be things like "John Locke" with an arrow pointing, well, you know, to the lock on the door.
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"God is dead. God remains dead. And we have killed him." Therein lies the horror. Clever limerick and congratulations on your Top Story!
This is really clever. Well done! A very deserving top story!
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Wunderbar! so glad this got Top Story! Congrats!
Quite an amusing rhyme for a very serious protagonist. Like someone else said in comments, it's whimsical and clever. Well done, jawohl!
Whenever I read Nietzsche I feel as though I’m being shouted at
This was just brilliant! Congratulations on your Top Story!
Not bad at all, mein uberwench!
This is lovely! Well deserved Top Story placement! Liked and subscribed :)
Congratulations on your Top Story, Great story
Very well put; this was ironically satire in the best way! Congratulations on this great piece, and top story!
Hehe, "Ja!" Sounds very Germanic. I think Nietsche wants us to not rely so much on outside forces So, we should use more common sense along with school courses We should all learn a bit from life Not everything's our fault that causes us a bit of strife Sometimes we overthink our knowledge sources
Congrats on the Top Story.
Wonderfully clever!! Congratulations on Top Story!
That's very clever- well done!
Very clever! Amazing! 🤩
Very clever. Nicely done.
I like it Heidi 😊