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Rated: E · Poetry · History · #2026156
A poem about Galileo and his triumph.

They said that I could not discuss,
The living facts of the universe;
For to them the Earth was the center,
Not the Sun;
It seems I have won,
The battle of the wits;
For you see I am alive even though I appear to be dead,
Those silly little twits;
Now the astronomers of today have discovered,
That there are many other universes with a sun at their center;
I was tried and arrested by the Inquisition,
A mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher I was;
Respected and revered by my friends and allies,
Then they threw me to the sharks;
Watched me wiggle,
In the end I triumphed;
Because I am now in the heavens where I belong,
Singing a very sweet victorius and glorifying song!

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