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Son of Socrates

by Vesuvia

Originally named Aristocles,
He is far better known
As Plato, the Athenian,
From whom all knowledge has grown.
He gave his name to love
Of a very special sort,
A spiritual affection
So pure, it can’t be bought.
His philosophical system,
His dialectic mode
Is the art of disputation
That leads through a logical code
To ideas which produce knowledge
Making a classified whole,
A system of question and answer
Reaching a philosophical goal.


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