surrounded

here i am in the vast wealth of knowledge
aristotle, plato, freud and so forth, old leather-clad books
no one has read no one understands. i want to take time
and read them. drop my laptop, discontinue my study
and travel to greece, rome, the czech republic
to know that which those who came before did
what a solid base they built on where we fall
what have we to build on? video games, unread books,
cheap literature with no thought or message
soon i’ll stop, close my laptop and pick one out
plutarch, locke, kant, the people who shaped the world
and hopefully in doing so
i’ll find an idea
and shape my own world
and make the whole world
a better place to be and live
because if we’re built on a cheap base
we better find a better one to replace it

i know this wasn’t rhymed, it’s not terribly beat, in fact i’d say it’s the worst bit of lit i’ve ever writ. but hey it’s true. i think i will grab a book right now.

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