25 May 2016 – Histories

Child of the West, I was taught by my teachers
what they learned from books written long, long ago.
Well-laundered versions of “facts” always featuring
cowboys spruced up – fit for children to know.

Good guys are always good – guns gleaming, wearing white.
Bad guys are really bad – black their attire.
Just like King Arthur, commanding his perfect knights,
facing down hypocrites, bandits and liars.

Funny, the good guys are always on “our” side,
and funny, the bad guys are always on “theirs!”
“Grownup” implies that ones eyes have been opened wide,
truth trumping myths and old stories laid bare.