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James B. Earley

Rookie - 545 Points (5 April 1934 / Mounds, Il)

Aristotle's Wisdom

Friend - A single Soul Dwelling
Within Two Separate bodies

..................................A ristotle 384-322 B.C.

Did the crucifixion…ever cross his mind
As those eloquent words…poured out
Could the love …which Judas...displayed..to Christ
…Be the friendship …he wrote…about

Were his thoughts…of the “Shipp”…lost and adrift
…Somewhere…on the sea…of deceit
The man…on the stand…the tale of betrayal
…Of whom…did the philosopher…speak

Was the white Bronco…we saw…on the road…one day
…Perhaps....the vehicle....which friendship drove
During…the dream…the philosopher…dreamt
…When…that poignant verse…he wove

Of two…distinct and separate…bodies
…Where…A single soul…dwells within
Might Aristotle’s wisdom…be some…sacred vision
…Through which…God…defined…A friend

…Should ever…”my friend”…be troubled
Shoulders bent...from the load....they tote
May there…be the friend…to comfort…that friend
…Of such...as the philosopher........wrote

Submitted: Monday, February 25, 2008
Edited: Monday, June 03, 2013

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  • Freshman - 1,219 Points Ken E Hall (10/23/2012 3:35:00 AM)

    Aristotle’s wisdom indeed with your wisdom dissecting it with thoughts to make the poem great for the reader. originality always shines...well done regards (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Shirley Hanley (1/3/2010 7:12:00 PM)

    I love this James.... I'll bet OJ could use a friend right now....... he sorta went through all of his! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Keith Foley (8/7/2008 11:53:00 PM)

    If I could figure out how to put you on my favorites list I would (will) . Keith (Report) Reply

  • Rookie V F (4/14/2008 3:52:00 AM)

    liked your poem very much.. no human can even hope to match the kind of friendship and love that Christ gave us.. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Connie Burchett (3/29/2008 8:58:00 PM)

    Thanks for sharing your poems with me. You are a very good writer, I have never had schooling in writing every thing that I have tried to write has been an event that has happen in my life or feeling and thoughts and I just write what I'm feeling or felt. Keep up the good work and may God's blessings be on you and yours (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Alison Cassidy (3/1/2008 12:50:00 AM)

    Wisdom penned lyrically, poetically and compassionately. Aristotle's quotation is inspiring. Your poem is worthy of his inspiration. Superb. love, Allie ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 2 Points Shelley L Baxter-Stanley (2/27/2008 11:21:00 AM)

    Oh Wow, I am so impressed with this fine piece of poetry! I am so happy to be the first to comment on this one...such an impressive piece!
    So much emotion and thought went into writing this...and me myself I am so Happy you shared it with us.
    I believe this piece holds some parts that I am not quite sure of but I would love to know exactly what you meant about the 'white broco'...I am somewhat questioning if it is symbolic of some truth years back...lol.((smile))
    Anyway, U write amazingly as a friend of mine had told me about about a week back...So glad I checked you out as I wrote your name down to come back and read your work.
    Take care of U......20/10!
    Shelley (Report) Reply

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