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Athens Beckons!

Rating: 5.0
It is not just a fairy tale
But true and very much real
In the history of long long ago
There flourished the glory of Athens
And the golden age of Pericles
Just not a city of scenic beauty
But an ideal and a model city
The perfect symbol of democracy
And no special room for aristocracy
Devoted to the cause of Excellency
Surely a seat of great wisdom
Where people could enjoy utmost freedom
By digging deep into the repository
No where is found such place in all history
The mother of all epistemology
Where Socrates could write his Apology
When the justice shone on all the houses
Even the poor could smile as the virtuous
Bloomed on this cradle of fine culture
Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides
Could nourish the roots of literature
Herodotus and Thucydides
Two great chroniclers of matchless wisdom
Who took away from history all its boredom
Whoever said that history is dead
Isn't aware of the edifice on which we stand
For nations like Athens once mighty and grand
Connect us to history's unending strand!
Highlights on the glory of an ancient culture that has its relavance in today's complex world.
Bri Edwards 08 October 2013
though many of the names sound familiar, i'm afraid i can't enjoy this as much as many others can who know history better than i. i like the few rhymes.....i mean i like the ones which are here, though they are few. there is a flow to the poem. i can't help but think of the bad things which have befallen greece in more recent years. but life goes on....so far. thanks for sharing.
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Achuthan V R 07 October 2013
it has been well said.but you should have composed this poetic verse with a bit more musical rhyme and rhythm for making it more charming to chant....congratulations...
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Ramesh Rai 03 October 2013
a nice subject with nice pen. in the ancient civilisation Athens had a particular role in world history. best of luck
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Sd Tiwari 28 September 2013
Nice penning. Very well engraved grace of Athens with great flow and rhyme.
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Shahzia Batool 28 September 2013
An Attic Poem, I must call it, with the greekness inside...and it's indeed not a fairy-tale but a modern reference to antiquity...and I'm sure you must have enjoyed this composition of yours as nature has provided you with the ready rhyming easy at hand...best of luck for the contest!
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Kee Thampi 27 September 2013
true story nourished in history....
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Unwritten Soul 18 September 2013
Amazing! I always lost in a feeling that if i were born in Athens before as i feel so familiar with cultures, places and even everything there..though i never being there...the sense is ridiculous, its like i am rebirth in a new place now hahaahahahaha...and this write remind me the beauty of that feeling. Feel so alive.. ;) and i always know that history my recycle the event it just time that changed...so as we learned from past we recreate better in future..loved it_Soul
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Rekha Mandagere 18 September 2013
This poem shows true love for democracy and its origin goes to Athens!
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R.j. Wynn 12 August 2013
Absolutely enjoyed this. Thanks for your help with penance.
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Khairul Ahsan 17 July 2013
A beautiful poem, worthy of 10/10. The mother of all epistemology Where Socrates could write his Apology Very well said. Liked the comments of Elena Sandu very much.
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