Where Plato Wrote by Eoghan Lyng

Eoghan Lyng, Poetry, Punk Noir Magazine

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Where Plato wrote has now been spoiled

By accountants and shirt ties,

With an interest in economy,

Foregoing unity.

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.