Plato Was Right

Without exception, throughout all time,

governments devolve


Aristocracy, the Philosopher King,

benign in his resolve


Timocracy, the city state,

landed and secure


The Oligarch, his army placed,

to rule in peace and war


Democracy, each voice to shout,

as chaos takes the reins


When Tyranny must force its hand

—as socialists have deigned


(Villanova Pennsylvania: September, 2020)


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