Where Plato Wrote
Where Plato wrote has now been spoiled
By accountants and shirt ties,
With an interest in economy,
What Sophocles wrote of Electra,
A warrior bolder in spirit than in size,
Has been riddled by a system of men
All grabbing and running for a prize
Of medals and cheques
To keep away from prying hands
Hands that long ago made ideas,
Ideas and men.
But if Odysseus could sail amongst the sirens,
Naked, and short of arms,
Why can´t the working people
Find their notes to pay the great.