The song of Hypatia (AD 415)
For heresy and negating the heavenly laws
Hypatia was deprived from all honours and applause.
Let me confess my crime,
(Phrased 'she' like thus)
'That's proven wrong the biblical rhymes,
and divine creation'.
A glory of science
melted all the superstitions
and fell Alexandria into frustration.
The holy men and fanatics
Forced her to retrieve from work ecstatic.
'Could my subversion and intelligence be tolerated?
That's revealing the truth for souls emancipated!
'But I assure you O stark, idle brains,
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 of fear and 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...
Ah! Hypatia of Alexandria
Woman of bravery, beauty and wisdom.
Thus was brutally doomed;
A flower before time once bloomed.
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