The song of Hypatia (AD 415)
For heresy and negating the heavenly laws
Hypatia was deprived from all honor and applause.
Let me confess my crime,
Phrased she like thus-
'That proven wrong the biblical rhymes,
And hosted new dimensions to divine creation.
A glory of science
That melted all the superstitions
And fell Alexandria to frustration.
'The holy men and fanatics
Forced me to retrieve from my work ecstatic.
Could my subversion and intelligence be tolerated?
If my pen and paper be spared?
That's revealing the truth and reality clear.
'But I assure you O stark, idle brain!
Listen to my this cerebral strain,
My wit and wisdom shall never be restrained.
You have nothing but conflicting tales of genesis and fate,
And fables; descending hate
Come and bless me with your ignorance and anger.
'I will be killed I know,
But you will never see my temper low.
And I will espouse this martyrdom instead
With due grace and honor,
And will reflect the unseen might
Sans fear sans fright.'
Ah! Hypatia of Alexandria
Woman of bravery, beauty and wisdom.
Thus was brutally doomed;
A flower before time once was bloomed.
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