Athena, goddess of wisdom,
friend of Odysseus, guide and provider,
the friend and protector of civilization,
thy force is the mission of knowledge,
of quality, insight and competence,
mastership and education,
the queen and protector of academism, universities
and every kind of spiritual accomplishment.
You were never seen without helmet,
and that is your mark of protection and vigilance
against barbarity, ignorance and the intrusion
of stupid destruction, disorder and anarchy.
Never abandon us in our vulnerability,
because civilization, philosophy and spitiuality
is always exposed to the forces of ignorance,
the meaninglessness of brutality
and the insane weakness of violence.
Guard us and save us, Athena,
in vigilance and the protection of spiritual growth.

Poetry by Christian Lanciai The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2011-11-08 at 11:57

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This is a very fitting tribute, Mr Lanciai.
I don't know what else to say really, except...