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The Philosophy of Socrates: Part X
A Man by the river:
I hate my life...water skipping with rocks...flat little things...seemingly floating along the surface...I wish my life was like that,
The ripples making small waves that push along...carrying sediment along the flowing river an piling among the banks,
I want to just enjoy life...the river my only source of freedom from the sadness of life...portraits of lovers everywhere around me,
I wish my love needed me...the tainted form of mistreatment towards my heart always befalls my way of life... free flowing I used to be.
Hello stranger...I can't help but overhear your dillema...I must ask you why you speak this way,
Is there not a better life to lead not constrained within your own sadness?
Do the winds that blow past your ears and the rivers flowing sounds not encourage you to seek investment in your own life?
Does the silence of it all...the reason you come here not do its duty of uplifting your spirits?
Can you not realize this...Must I encourage you over and over until you understand that life's true emancipation only further your needs for liberation?
I ask you...Do you truly want to feel sadness forever...or use the extremity of the emotion to further your goal of eventual conciliation?
Man by the River:
Stranger...I think that this is the reason I came here again today...the fourth time this week...I have been shocked to see my prayers met,
The god's mustve sent you despite my emotional turmoil...an effort to perform your good deed on my hearts realizations,
Stranger I thank you...your kind question of myself has let me see the fuller side of life...the process as a whole rather than emotional parts gleaming,
You only need realize yourself...Know that neither sadness nor happiness define an individual...but the whole of life that restructures oneself,
Will you carry on in sadness...or will you push on in new light of things...the true nature of the Gods?
This I challenge you to partake in...and with this I wish you a greater life to be...Goodbye my friend.
--The Young man nods, and walks on up the rivers edge, whistling as he walked--
If you like this particular creative piece on Socrates, you can view more in the series below:
- The Philosophy of Socrates: Part XV
The 15th part in the poetic series , "The Philosophy of Socrates." This particular poem takes place around a burning building in Athens, Socrates trying to talk down a furious Persian shop-owner, Socrates attempting to show life as it truly should be
- The Philosophy of Socrates: Part XIX
An Unlikely Earthquake happens during a funeral procession. A young Student, Anyothia, was attending, and became curious of Socrates philosophical intrigue that surrounded this day.
- The Philosophy of Socrates: Part XI
The Eleventh part in a poetic series called, "The Philosophy of Socrates." This particular poem is based on Socrates last day as a Stonemason, and his boss firing him for always being late to work, but Socrates explains that life must come first.