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August 2019
 
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Mao Had It Partially Correct

Or, Plato's Fear of Poets

by Richard Tornello


Power of the polis
to be true and great.
Down below the roots go,
and in that fertile soil sew.
So that in the end
would the beginning seed.
Knead not the barrel of a gun.
Far stronger and less force needed
from,
Out the barrel of the pen


© 2014, 2016 Richard Tornello

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