I want to sit
And talk with you
And let the
Categories fall away
Until I see myself
And you can
See yourself in me
And we can be
When is a time that you have seen yourself in another person? When is a time in which you were able to overcome your differences with other people and understand your common shared humanity?
“A Village Revel”, by Jan Steen
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My name is Shelly Johnson, and I am a writer and philosopher with a Ph.D. in philosophy. One of my primary personal and philosophical interests is how we can learn to love ourselves and each other better in order to cultivate personal and political resilience. I teach ethics and a variety of other courses at a local college. I am the author of the blog Love is Stronger. I am also the author of three logic and critical thinking books for high school and middle school: _Argument Builder_, _Discovery of Deduction_ (co-author), and _Everyday Debate_, published by Classical Academic Press. You can reach me at email@example.com.
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2 thoughts on ““Politeia”: A Poem”
I like your poem Shelly! Beautiful! I am going to have to look up politea though… 🙂 Love, Lori
Thank you so much, Lori! “Politeia” is a Greek word for the government or city or state. Probably “politics” is a good way to think of it. <3