True Story Time

The setting: realm of fairy dust,
where creatures gather in the night
awaiting tales beyond belief
read to them as they attend
with rapid hearts and restless hands
nervous what they may hear next
and wondering if they will sleep
or stay awake until there's light
because these stories fascinate
in manners fiction could not do
for these tales indeed are true:
not of monsters, ghosts, or trolls,
simply humans with dark souls
waging greed, destruction, hate,
pollution, war, at such a rate
that few accept such things can be.
The volume's title? History.

True Story Time © Copyright 2021, Robert J. Tiess.

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Submitted: April 28, 2019