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Socrates (Acrostes)

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 “S tay an honest man and always be a child”
you opened up defences like lips upon a smile

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 “O nly be as you wish to seem”
and so you were in that great team.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 “C ourage has the man who does not run away”
your strength was there each time you’d play

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 “R ichness is to be content with the least”
and may your memory never cease

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 A s for me “all I know is that I know nothing”
but the crowd broke the silence to cheer and sing ****

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 “T was not wisdom that enabled poets to write their poetry,
but a kind of instinct or inspiration”
just like your skill your passion and determination

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 “E veryone should beware the barrenness of a busy life”
but how we loved to watch you flow and strive

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 “S ouls of the righteous are immortal and divine”.
but let’s just watch THAT goal v Italy one more time :

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 That Goal & More RIP Socrates – So Far Away

Socrates RIP 1954-2011

The first part of each letter (in speech marks) of Socrates name in this Acrostic (here re-entitled ‘Acrostes’ in his memory) consists of (slight) adaptations of quotations by the great philosopher of the same name Socrates*

**** As has become almost the normal fan response from the heart these days, when asked to observe a minute’s silence in Brazil for Socrates the fooballer this past weekend ,crowds immediaely burst into song and cheers.

*The great philosopher Socrates was born in 469 B.C and executed in 399 B.C after a trial in which he was found guilty of promoting dangerous ideas …well that’s all us poets/fans done for then?.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/socrates-acrostes/