• kurtphilipbehm 33w

    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)