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Heaven-bound, Hell-bent

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Heaven-bound, Hell-bent

Heaven bound, hell-bent Cradled between truth and false Solitude well-spent in crowds Among soul-filled emptiness he stays Wisdom remains when one does grasp We know not one thing at all As he drank the poison He died with this attained Leave to Sparta where you may speak freely To question without an answer Spread your words like wildfire Consummate them like an unavoidable cancer But he chose to die in Athens Heaven-bound, hell-bent Governments await their deaths with no apology Drinking the poisons of their hatred Taking their curse as sustenance We know not wisdom Till humanity filters us through And blinds our fear of death And blinds our fear of you September 4, 2013

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  1. Date: 3/19/2014 6:59:00 PM
    I love it, but it was Socrate that drank poison, Plato died of old age, not that it matters, it's a very fine work.

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    Date: 3/19/2014 8:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You're right! I need to get my facts straight! Thanks a million Jerry..
  1. Date: 10/30/2013 9:36:00 PM
    You certainly have your own unique style. Each piece is carefully crafted and exquisitely presented, as is this. Marvelous language and classical references. Best wishes, Keith

  1. Date: 10/8/2013 8:43:00 PM
    Plato would have no doubt been proud to drink the hemlock of society. This is a strong and powerful write. Once again I am awed and inspired. ~Kilmer

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  1. Date: 9/9/2013 11:13:00 AM
    Powerful indeed... A pleasure to read as always. :o)

  1. Date: 9/8/2013 8:44:00 PM
    You hold a powerful pen, I enjoy your intentable poetry xxx

  1. Date: 9/8/2013 5:30:00 PM
    I love this powerfully executed theme.. excellent poetry :)

  1. Date: 9/8/2013 2:53:00 PM
    Woow.... Laura...woow... awesome !!!!! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 9/8/2013 11:11:00 AM
    Good afternoon Laura, I'll be back mid day to re-read and comment your poem... passing by to say hi... Linda

  1. Date: 9/8/2013 11:04:00 AM
    powerful well thought out poem....great write :)

  1. Date: 9/8/2013 12:18:00 AM
    Blissfully vicious & painfully honest. This is a reality check in such raw form. Consequences: Humanity's best friend or worst enemy. Deeply powerful lines!

  1. Date: 9/7/2013 11:41:00 PM
    Very profound write, my dear...You kept my from first line to finish with your flow of thoughts...So much truth in these lines...Yes...governments do have a way of making us taste death!!! Hugs

  1. Date: 9/7/2013 9:59:00 PM
    WOW! This is a very well written poem. I love your last stanza. Heaven bound Hell bent - Goverments await their deaths, with no apology. great words. Thanks for sharing..... Lucilla