Truly Platonic

Truly Platonic

A Poem by Paige L. Brooks (Call me Andy)
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Had to do this poem for an assignment in World History at my school. Thought it would be nice to post on here.

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 Truly Platonic:`

As logical as the stars by which Aristotle viewed,

As philosophical as any poet should be,

 Rhetorical were his words to those who heard them,

His words, morally wrong or right as others saw the ancient philosopher,

Stories told of lands unseen and lands lost,

Truly Platonic.

A man who spoke of love,

A man who spoke of knowledge and education,

A man who spoke of the unknown,

And yet,

A man who was as serious as April first,

Truly Platonic.

“At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.” He says,

“Necessity… is the mother of invention.” He says,

“A good decision is based on knowledge and not on numbers.” He says,

“Death is not the worst that can happen to men.” He says,

Yet then he says, “Courage is knowing what not to fear.”

Truly Platonic.

As logical as the stars by which Aristotle viewed,

As philosophical as any poet should be,

Rhetorical were his words to those who heard them,

His words, morally wrong or right as others saw the ancient philosopher,

Stories told of lands lost and lands unseen,

Truly Platonic,

“Poets utter great and wise things which they do not themselves understand.” He says,

Why you may ask? ,

Because he is…

Truly Platonic.

© 2012 Paige L. Brooks (Call me Andy)


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Added on November 19, 2012
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Tags: Plato, Aristotle, Alexander The Great, Sophocles

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Paige L. Brooks  (Call me Andy)
Paige L. Brooks (Call me Andy)

Newport News, VA



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My name is Paige, I am only 15 years old but, I am told that I am an old soul. I am a mother to most and a tower of strength to all. A hopeless romantic and a lover of the classical romance. I write m.. more..

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