Friday, December 24, 2010

Retelling History's Tales

I am retelling the tales of history,
Telling you his story her story,
Of the knight of valour and glory,
Of kings in their thrones and mesiahs in stables,
Of sticks and of stones and of long told fables,
I am retelling the tales of history.

Telling of damsels in distress and wise men from the east,
Of dungeons and dragons and of pious priests,
Of prophets in caves and of genies and fairies,
Of witches and hunters and of princesses' diaries,
I am retelling the tales of history.

Telling of generals in their battle fields and pawns in a game of chess,
Of heroes unsung and lies that we must confess,
Of brothers and sisters and survival in jungles,
Of good ladies and kind misters and why ladies wear bungles,
I am retelling the tales of history.

Telling of beasts and beauties of deserts and forests,
Of those injured in the line of duty and the evil empress,
Of weakness and strength of courage and character,
Of what happens at length after the happily ever after,
I am retelling the tales of history.

Telling of luandas and omosakhulus, of robins and nottinghams,
Of suicides and bombs and rebel soldiers up in arms,
Of fleeting thoughts and joys and sorrows,
I am telling the stories they will tell tomorrow.

4 comments:

  1. and the one for vampires that keep diaries? ama that one is not worth retelling? retelling tales!!! I like...by the way, you and Baru have an eye for History.... I noticed...you kind of give your pieces some interesting contexts with picks from the historical handbag...

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  2. Yes history is fascinating isn't it?

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