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The Cave Today

September 10, 2009
By Averi Post BRONZE, Nazareth, Pennsylvania
Averi Post BRONZE, Nazareth, Pennsylvania
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By allegory Plato did once speak
of shackled men spotting shadows in a cave.
The wisdom-filled words of the ancient Greek
hold truth to the image of man today.

Are fiery figures a harebrained hoax?
Once freed, a man can see clearly: sunlight.
Enlightenment is at last evoked,
but the prisoners see his eyes contrite.

Returning from divine thought to human evils
leaves an old man questioning in his bed,
“Is my mind in a constant upheaval?”
And, “what would happen if we turned our heads?”

The author's comments:
Inspired by Plato's "Allegory of the Cave"

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on Sep. 30 2009 at 3:17 pm
sarahgrace BRONZE, Westminster, Maryland
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that is extremely thoughtful and clever. I really like it.