JUST AHEAD BY A HARE?
In Ancient Greece,
Aesop wrote fables
Giving animals labels
(Like "good" and "bad" or "fast" and "slow")
In order to show
Animal traits that humans share.
For instance, of the tortoise and the hare,
It was the "slower" one who gained the glory.
The moral of that story
(Of which we are to be aware)
Is that the "slow" and "steady"
Set the winning pace.
But wait a minute!
Should the "slow" ones win it?
The way modern logic is leaning,
Fables lose all meaning:
Nowadays the "fast" and "steady"
Win the race.
They then sit down to dinners
To commemorate the winners,
Consisting of: "12-Step-Support-Group
And "Quick-Like-A-Bunny, Fast-As-A-Zephyr
MY LOVE FOR YOU IS MERELY PLATONIC...
Plato was one of those wise guys
Plato was a pupil of Socrates,
Who taught with dramatic ease...
And who used to try to jog
While carrying on Socratic dialogue.
The student Plato most liked to coddle
Whose own most astute observation
Was that the earth is at the center of creation.
Thus Aristotle's mentor was the ironic Platonic,
And Plato's mentor was the dogmatic Socratic,
Whose teachings went against the local norm.
The point is: poisons in their lethal form
In early Greece
Were not for lease
(Not even to Socrates, Plato or Aristotle)
In an apothecary bottle.
So Socrates, when his time was up,
Had to drink his hemlock from a cup.
If he drank it all the way to the bottom,
It must have been the dregs that got him.