One of Pascal’s great Pensées

 “All of humanity’s problems stem from man’s inability to sit quietly in a room alone.”

Blaise Pascal

Mr Trump and Mr Putin

agreed not to speak

and each sat alone 

in separate rooms.

There wasn’t a sound

for a day and a half

but when they emerged

all humanity’s problems

were solved, forever.

If only we’d taken

Pascal seriously

centuries ago.



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A lovely satirical scenario, Gerald, and – who knows – given the admiration that Donald seems to have for Vladimir, it may one day be fruitful.
Line 4 needs adjusting: no need for an article.
Regards, Luigi.


He was indeed a great philosopher.

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