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"By nature,
  we are all political animals."

I deem this norm-owl, for my ears
listen in earnest dog-mantic predictions
which stretch out pass the fiscal cliff;
like an ELE-infant based upon distance.

Abandoning divinity for Maud-lien attempts
to reduce pressure through oppression - tense;
like a turtle shell. . . coral-lading communes
in prides of prancing ant-elopes.

'Tis his-story acquaint to the oystered-us
in speech, in skill and in pursuits of free. . .
dumb. Chirped from post-poaching sea-sons
hunting up for those who mar-sue, people.

Charlie fox-plot towards the pleasure
mauling - hue-main Hun-duress;
disowning. Rich, you-all for inclination,
the bare-inn, ripe with cent-impede. . .

  Petraeus, animals have linear currency
to the kings and queens of sanity.
Hello everyone,

This piece is very heavy and was a delight to write. The premise is off of Aristotle's quote, "By nature, we are all political animals." And reaffirms the idea by showing us just how controlled by politics we are as a race.

The skill idea was to take words and use smaller words to create that word through mimicking its sound. This gave each word a double meaning along with a sense of freshness. I do hope you enjoy it.

The name comes from the idea that in the midst of depth and creation covered by the poem, there is always simplicity.

Title: Aristotle Got It Right
Written by: Tristan Cody.

Thank you for your time,
Tristan Cody.
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:iconjoeisbadass:
joeisbadass Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Isn't human nature wonderful? :D
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TristanCody Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Student Writer
Oh, yes! Just whoopee-do great! :) 
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:icontristancody:
TristanCody Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Student Writer
Oh, yes! Just whoopee-do great! :) 
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joeisbadass Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yup :D
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Pauper-Circumstance Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
Love your title. Love your poem. Don't know what else to say. :)
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:icontristancody:
TristanCody Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Student Writer
Thank you very much. I appreciate that!
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:iconpauper-circumstance:
Pauper-Circumstance Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
No problem. :)
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lombregrise Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Professional Writer
your beautiful art is in the empty north [link]
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:icontristancody:
TristanCody Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Student Writer
Wow, thank you! I am humbled and amazed!
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lombregrise Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Professional Writer
:thumbsup:
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Psyghostis Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I agree with Eevee, I love the wordplay. It's a joy to read, and very amusing.
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:icontristancody:
TristanCody Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Student Writer
Well, thank you! I am humbled, truly.

I basically just tore a word down to the bones and worked up.
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Eevee1999 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Student Writer
I love the wordplay! Great poem!
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:icontristancody:
TristanCody Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Student Writer
More like word destruction and the construction, but thank you. :handshake:
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ancientpoet Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
Lovely play on words, keep writing, your style is unique enough to stand on its own.
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TristanCody Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Student Writer
Thank you. That means a lot to hear. I do try to venture off to areas most do not tread.
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ancientpoet Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
:)
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Kymira12 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello ~TristanCody!

On behalf of #InspireTheUninspired we would like to congratulate you on being Featured within our group. Please take a look when you have time and support your fellow artists :aww: Keep writing and inspiring!

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TristanCody Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Student Writer
Thank you so much! I am deeply humbled by this!
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YourWickedClown Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
I like the concept here! :)
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:icontristancody:
TristanCody Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Student Writer
Thank you! :bow:
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BlameThe1st Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice. :)
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TristanCody Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Student Writer
:bow:
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lombregrise Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Professional Writer
:clap:
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TristanCody Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Student Writer
:bow:
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WalkinginDreamlight Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the poem so much, it's deep and rich flavour of words well used and as you mentioned the use of mimicked sound is so eloquent and feels like fresh air from a sea breeze.

Enjoyed the poem!
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TristanCody Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Student Writer
Thank you very much. I appreciate the comment, as well. My intent was to be slightly different.

:handshake:
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RAE8892 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm not even sure what to say. Not many people take so much time to really look at the world we live in, but simply live in it. In a very clever, and creative, way, you have shown how far to involved we are as a nation in the over-playing of ideals and beliefs!

Excellent, excellent job!
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TristanCody Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Student Writer
I thank you for these words. I do look closely at the world and, because of it, I am very aware of these damaging habits.

Actually, this is but a piece in a full on collection I am making titled, "Causation of the National Babylonian Frat House". If you would like, I have other pieces on here about similar subjects.
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RAE8892 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'll just have to check that out sometime!
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TristanCody Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Student Writer
I appreciate it. :handshake:
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eurybiades Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
Wow...
Another Philosoph on Deviantart!
Hiya Tristan, i also enjoy debate of varying nature, philosophy and quotes. You and i should have a debate sometime, though i must warn you i have some... extreme views on certain things.
Anyway, incredible poem very interesting philosophy, hope to chat with you later.
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TristanCody Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Student Writer
Thank you very much and i would very much like the pleasure to debate with you.
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:iconeurybiades:
eurybiades Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
same here, send me a note or post a message if you want to engage in debate with me!
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TristanCody Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Student Writer
I shall and you do the same!
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eurybiades Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
perfect!
Any ideas for our first debate?
I have a good one, but let's hear yours first
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TristanCody Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Student Writer
I shall leave it up to you to decide.
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eurybiades Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
Okay then, since i'm asking, you answer first.
If you could only make 1 policy, but nobody could ever change it, to benefit the economy and the US for a very long time, what would it be?
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TristanCody Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Student Writer
Well, I would never - ever - create a policy that could never be changed, especially for the economy. The reason is because the economy is an ever moving, ever changing river which flows at different rates from time-to-time with cycles. I would want that policy to be pliable so it may be edited according to the current economic state.

My answer, although not what you requested, (I apologize, but I best be honest in this conversation) would be to make it a social movement to educate the people, not school them (that is a completely different method of teaching - because an educated populace will allow innovation and efficiency to occur. Innovation and efficiency being two of the greatest things for an economy.

I would not mandate it, for a learner must be eager to absorb. But do my best to advocate this social mindset.

That, my friend, is my answer.
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