Legends persist throughout our culture. They always have. I believe they always will.
Legends Persist by Michael Romani Choking on the information age Where everything is instantly all the rage Be it Britney Spears or history The internet is here to solve any mystery We are habitual creatures of habit Where there's a tidbit, we'll grab it Facts be darned, we want a good story Be it one of infamy or one of glory Though the story is rather nice The evidence is insufficient to suffice That the warrior's daughter fought as Mulan It would appear the story is history mixed with once upon This is not the only accepted folk tale That is questionable, but, it's just as well However, it may seem and justly appear It makes little difference if there was a real Shakespeare Stories of Robin Hood in the depths of Sherwood Forest Rest on the core of the fight for Fitwarin's castle nest It seems that even the venerable Confucius offers confusion As scholars try to separate the facts from the illusion It turns out that William Tell was a tall tale Of a retold Viking story, but the Swiss revolt went just as well Sun Tzu is said to have written the Art of War Now it seems, this was a pen name and nothing more The list of these could go on and on Mythic figures of the past and once upon Though standing tall in the mists of time Their import on today and tomorrow is sublime There is one whose life appears a lot more certain The Healer, the Word, the answer to those hurting Scholars agree in the historical fact of Jesus Unlike so many others, now isn't that a funny business? (c) June 9, 2018 Michael Romani All Rights Reserved