Tuesday, January 1, 2008


Poor misunderstood Socrates,

indefatigable in
his search for
the truth, and
a gadfly in his

His subjects
were too busy
to talk to him,
when they realized
the shortcomings
of their ascertations.

He never published,
so he wouldn't have
a chance getting
a university job,
but he didn't think
teachers should be
paid, anyway,
since they didn't
know anything.

In the end,
perhaps the wisest
and most influential
thinker of the West,
was sentenced
to death for "corrupting
the youth" and other
serious infractions.

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Joshua, 1980