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    dots Submission Name: Daughter of Diogonesdots
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    Author: beatthedrum
    ASL Info:    55- F - Southern CA USA
    Elite Ratio:    4.18 - 881/810/122
    Words: 78
    Class/Type: Poetry/Love
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    Diogones: Greek philosopher and founder of the Cynic school who advocated self-control and the pursuit of virtue through simple living. He is said to have once wandered through the streets of Athens with a lantern in daylight, searching for an honest man. It was said the lantern would light when exposed to truth.


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    She falls into a generation gap
    looking for true and honest love.
    Simple virtues and endless searches
    are apparently family values.

    She is not a virgin of the hearth.
    She is a Daughter of Diogones
    He looked for truth and honesty.
    Her cynic's search is for love.

    She needs someone to light her lamp.
    and hates her heritage of doubt.
    That was her parent's thing.
    In love she longs to be wrong.




    Submitted on 2006-02-06 05:52:09     Terms of Service / Copyright Rules
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      Excellent mixing of the ancient and modern with a topic that one often ponders, you put this together very well and pulling from one of my favorite topics - I can't help but like (Greek history/mythology- not love, lol)
    Nicely done...
    Lisa
    | Posted on 2006-02-12 00:00:00 | by ravenwolf68 | [ Reply to This ]
      Truth...I can't handle the truth! lol. This was just divine to read. The way you wrote this was just amazing. The flow, the imagery, your chose of words used. It was just perfect. I loved the bit of history you gave before the poem. And I love the way you tied it all in. This inspiried me to try this technique. I love Greek history! anyways, I'm impressed beyond extra words I've already said. Great job.

    Maggie
    | Posted on 2006-02-11 00:00:00 | by Magnolia Steele | [ Reply to This ]
      i don't think i could ever be cynical in love,
    despite harsh heartaches.. i still believe in true
    love. i've learned good lessons from everyone i've
    been with, and that is a good thing. i like "In love
    she longs to be wrong," not wanting to be that
    cynic and trying to exorcise the doubts she has.

    good stuff, Chrystine, as always.

    peace&blessings,
    ~Cat
    | Posted on 2006-02-10 00:00:00 | by magnicat | [ Reply to This ]
      I think there's a bit of a cynic in all of us. Most of us don't believe that love can be like it is in the movies and fiary rales (what we're taught is true love), but we want to be proven wrong. As children we believe in all sorts of fanciful things, but we get more cynical with "education." Nicely done, Amy
    | Posted on 2006-02-07 00:00:00 | by cuddledumplin | [ Reply to This ]
      Interesting variant on love. Striving to be free of what was taught by earlier generations (the doubts of "true" love)..

    In her search, (like the Diogones) she hangs the lantern over all, to "see" if they are honest and true... hoping to find one to "light her lamp" and prove that true love does indeed exist.

    That's what I like about your writing. It makes one ponder.

    ~Sandra
    | Posted on 2006-02-06 00:00:00 | by Intricate1 | [ Reply to This ]
      Love and truth...I know that both are hard to look for. When someone say I Love You, does it mean he/she have the strength to let go? True love means to catch the winged word called love without choking it to death...I often write love poems. This is a good poem. I had to reread it a few times since it made me wonder...What is really love? It is simple to utter, but hard to understand.
    | Posted on 2006-02-06 00:00:00 | by wingpen07 | [ Reply to This ]
      So one searches for truth and the other searches for love...Makes me wonder where she is searching for this unfound love. A nicely written poem and I must say that love poems are my favorite. I find this to be an enjoyable read and leaves something for the imagination to ponder.
    !doc'
    | Posted on 2006-02-06 00:00:00 | by dr_tigger | [ Reply to This ]


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