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Aristotle, Euclid, and she

by George Hoerner

(384 BC – 322 BC) / 300 BC - (323–283 BC) / 15,000,000 – present approximate

rules of thought established

Rational arguments




Lines defined and points
The plane and
Parallel concepts

Science on its way

Pushed along

By war

And she following along

In the shadows

With rare exceptions

Knowledge expands slowly

For a thousand years
And more
A little down here a little up there

While she tags along
Pushing the kids when necessary

The printing press
The first spring

Of access to knowledge
While she treads behind

Carrying the apple pie

To the table ‘smells good’

WOW another 500 years
War has advanced

And politics has intervened

and another 500 years

Young men still die on battle fields

The Inet has taken over

The spring turns to a fountain

And in a few, very few

Societies, she now

Steps into her rightful place

Earned with too much loss

Hopefully the gain will last forever


Posted on 06/06/2016
Copyright © 2023 George Hoerner

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Paul Lastovica on 06/07/16 at 01:34 AM

She can do anything in more places and societies than ever before; She is my equal and often my better; I love her and she loves me, and as equals we happily get along - as should we all. He, She or He/She or She/He. One 'rights' battle starts, another begins.

Posted by James Zealy on 06/15/16 at 11:44 AM

Well George, your optimism is remarkable. Its hard to believe, but in this country despite complaints to the contrary, women have attained a presence not seen in many other countries. I would hate to see narcissistic politics make it go away and we willing hand those gains over.

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