This compresses my evolution, from my UNCW days as a philosophy major, to a Christian.
The Philosopher’s Stone
The professor questioned, with thunderous peal
Is reality inside or outside the skull?
In thirty minutes, I’ll know what your wits reveals
By this test—and how sharp you are, or how dull.
What I feel is real, but is what I feel, real?
“Perception is reality,” I thought and wrote.
Later he asked, Is this what you think, or feel?
I left, shaking my head. I failed, I supposed, and moped.
Driving toward home, my mind jellied and congealed.
At desk, I pondered this philosophical jam.
I grabbed my Bible for answers to my ordeal.
Christ answered: “Before Abraham was, I AM.” (John 8:58)