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FRIEND of WISDOM

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FRIEND of WISDOM

FRIEND of WISDOM 



Philosopher they call me,
Following Pythagoras of old,
A friend of wisdom it means and
Nothing more.

For years philosophy’s principles 
I tried to understand and 
For decades her ethics strived
To apply
Plato, Socrates, Aristotle, Heraclitus
My subjects were, thus
Faithfully myself devoted to
Their teaching
With no success I confess
From my part 
But not cause of lack 
Of trying

And now, 
As life’s end I discern clearer
By the day
To my horror to realize came  
That although loyal a FRIEND of WISDOM
Have remained to this day
WISDOM herself, NEVER thought of me 
THE SAME WAY!
 
© Demetrios Trifiatis
13 anuary 2013


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  1. Date: 1/15/2013 8:00:00 PM
    lovely offering, liked the ending particularly, I would say philosophizing is one of my favourite pleasures.

    Trifiatis Avatar Demetrios Trifiatis
    Date: 1/16/2013 7:18:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Dear Robert, Philosophy is like the wine, one cannot drink on empty stomach because if he does the results are known. I am happy though you like philosophy, for we all should love her because is the mother of all sciences! Thank you for your generous comment!
  1. Date: 1/15/2013 2:56:00 AM
    A poem with good feelings and loving wisdom, a very good poem! Have a nice day. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

    Trifiatis Avatar Demetrios Trifiatis
    Date: 1/16/2013 7:19:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Dear Anne, A wise poem for my wise friends! Thank you so much!
  1. Date: 1/14/2013 11:57:00 PM
    this is great reflective poetry!! I love how you called wisdom a "her!!" You are so right!!

    Trifiatis Avatar Demetrios Trifiatis
    Date: 1/16/2013 7:21:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Dear Andrea, Of course wisdom is a HER! Ask my wife!Ha-ha! Thank you very much though!
  1. Date: 1/14/2013 2:22:00 PM
    Hi Demetrios; I love reading this today. I think - I would consider you a friend of wisdom. Thanks for sharing. Please check out ( When We Get old ) Lucilla

    Trifiatis Avatar Demetrios Trifiatis
    Date: 1/16/2013 7:22:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Dear Lucilla, I will be as happy if you considered me a friend of you! Thank you!
  1. Date: 1/13/2013 4:18:00 PM
    Enjoyed reading this sir...the ending caught me by surprise...very clever! - Tim

    Trifiatis Avatar Demetrios Trifiatis
    Date: 1/13/2013 4:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you! You very kind!
  1. Date: 1/13/2013 3:28:00 PM
    clever write, my friend

    Trifiatis Avatar Demetrios Trifiatis
    Date: 1/16/2013 7:23:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Dear Jack, Cleverer comment though! Thank you!
  1. Date: 1/13/2013 2:21:00 PM
    Interesting philsophy that you have penned..Enjoyed reading ..I hope that wisdom does think of you as a friend though..Thanks for stopping by..Sara

    Trifiatis Avatar Demetrios Trifiatis
    Date: 1/16/2013 7:30:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Dear Sara, The point is one to do whatever he can. If wisdom thinks one is wothwhile then she will show it when and if she thinks fit! The highest degree someone gets is a Ph. D. as you know i.e. Philosophy Degree of ... That is why Ph.Ds for me is a cerificate of cerified ignorenceaccepted by the holder! Thank you
  1. Date: 1/13/2013 1:37:00 PM
    Hi Demetrios very well penned words I like it, makes you think, all thebest Owen

    Trifiatis Avatar Demetrios Trifiatis
    Date: 1/13/2013 1:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Owen for your kind words!
  1. Date: 1/13/2013 1:32:00 PM
    I love this! Very thought provoking and extremely well crafted! Well penned my dear poet friend! And thank you so much for your outrageously kind comment on my Perfectly Insane piece!

    Trifiatis Avatar Demetrios Trifiatis
    Date: 1/13/2013 1:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You are so welcome! Keep being insane. It is the only...sanity!
  1. Date: 1/13/2013 1:30:00 PM
    She can be a tease, can she not? Wisdom changes as we learn and experience life...not all but some. I think it is different also for different cultures. Some wisdom though, stands true for all...without love, there can be no peace...is one of those for me. Enjoyed your poem...makes one think.

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    Date: 1/13/2013 1:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    The point is: One may be a Friend of Wisdom but this doesn't mean Wisdom considers him her friend as well. Being a philosopher myself I have found it out! Unfortunately! Thank you!