Historical Truth Is "in the Eye of the Beholder": A Satirical Poem

Updated on May 17, 2019
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Val enjoys writing poetry by always leaving a message of a life truism in each piece.

Image by Tim Hill from Pixabay
Image by Tim Hill from Pixabay

Parts of history may not be worth betting dime

like -- of course -- Jesus of Nazareth did exist

but some say Nazareth didn't exist in his time

which seems like little detail everyone missed.


And of course -- man evolved from a crazy ape

and of course -- crazy ape was created by god

and of course -- Adam ate of a forbidden grape

and of course -- the whole matter is highly odd.


For, whenever there is more than one interpretation

it just can't be called science, but a guessing game

left to our believing and to a deliberate persuasion

for which we always tend to find bombastic name.


It's exactly as possible -- as it is also not

that our core beliefs are a bunch of baloney

much of what for centuries was worshiped a lot

with all scholars and their theories all being phony.


"History is nothing but his-story" they say

Napoleon said: "It's a tale told by madman"

everybody interpreting it their own smart way

clumsily attempting to agree the best they can.


So, until man comes up with a "time travel machine"

somehow becoming able to travel back in the time

history stays bunch of events no one has seen

and this is all for my overly skeptical rhyme.

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    © 2019 Vladimir Karas

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        Vladimir Karas 

        4 weeks ago from Canada

        Shannon -- You're right. I would say, it's because people are mostly switched on their automatic programs where "believing" dominates over "knowing". The missing part is objective awareness which would tell them when their minds are just playing tricks on them. So they take anything that mind computes on its own as "true". Pity.

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        Shannon Henry 

        4 weeks ago from Texas

        Sigh.....this is true, but I'd go so far as to say that nearly all truth is in the eye of the beholder. People tend to see and believe what they want to even when evidence to the contrary is directly in front of them.

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