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Date Added: March 15, 2012 05:03:31 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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ATLANTIS
Was Atlantis but a dream, or did it really exist?
As Plato wrote upon his scrolls "No better place then this"
Between the "Pillars Of Hercules"in the blue Mediteranean Sea
Established by "Poseidon" for the likes of you and me
On an Island full of beauty and circular in shape
Adorned with walls and great canals and houses dressed in slate
Then at its heart upon a hill a temple then was placed
A tribute to "Poeidon" and to all those he embraced
Inside there was a statue, they say of solid Gold
A Chariot with six winged horses as big as they were bold
All this was then divided into sections up to ten
Five sets of twins then ruled all this not ordinary men
Civilisation grew and grew then spread across the Earth
All of this nine thousand years before even Plato's birth
But corruption and the greedy then reared its ugly head
The Gods decided to destroy them, sent them to the Ocean bed
No vestige of them there was left, no survivors left to tell
So is this nothing more then Myth
 Or the Minoan Empire that "Plato" knew so well?
Author's Notes:
I have tried to stick to the facts as we know them
or at least Platos account of them, not all that easy in such a short poem
so for the bits I have missed out it was not intentional and I apolagize.
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Comments:
Comment By: Freeken on October 9, 2012 09:37:50 PM Report
I, for one, believe it was real and a tragic loss, perhaps over glorified, but real.



You have done this city much justice with your verse; it is, indeed, much harder to be creative when  establish fact must be considered.



A pleasure to read



ken


Comment By: FreeLeonard Wilson on June 13, 2012 03:22:51 PM Report
I remnber last year they discovered a landscape at the bottom of the Atlantc ocean. They found mountains, old river beds and carbon which only could be produced by vegetation. There has to be some truth in such a widely believed in legend. Beautifully written, Graham..len
Comment By: FreeAlistair Muir on March 17, 2012 02:19:40 AM Report
A definitive guide to Atlantis -- superb prose and a wonderful descriptive piece -- bravo Graham!  Superb.



Alistair

Comment By: FreeLady Dragonwyck on March 15, 2012 09:16:06 AM Report
Graham:  good write.  I believe in Atlantis but you know I'm a "daydream" believer !!!
Happy to see you in the Word of the Week category.  




Lady D





Comment By: FreeFirestone Feinberg on March 15, 2012 08:04:53 AM Report
I often wonder if 'Atlantis" and 'Pangaea' are the same thing -- and wonder whether the Great Flood is somehow related to all this stuff.  Great poem -- a joy to read!  --David




 


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