What minds have equaled his philosophy,
Or his perceptiveness surpassed?
With his dialogues so many centuries past,
How well did he expose the sophistry
Of blinded peers who led the blind astray,
As those in modern times, from day to day.
Inspiring young and old alike to rise above
The common herd - to lead us to the proper paths
By virtue of concepts, akin to the Divine
The brilliance of his saintly soul,
Enkindles our diminishing humanity
With sparks of spiritually.
How timely are the tenets of your Laws and
Your Republic's principles!
If all could understand you messages
And the meanings of your lofty passages,
Your views could change our troubled world.
When your wisdom is unfurled,
There will be hope and less despair,
But each of us must lend an ear,
For you're indeed a brilliant seer.
How greatful I should forever be,
To Plato who helped to mold my mind,
To keep me from becoming blind
Through studying of his philosophy
Which cured some of my perversity.
My indebtedness to one so very great,
Who enlightened millions of worldly minds,
With treasures greater than in precious mines;