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.
Daughter of Diogones -------------------------------------------
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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'