a slight oversight…

Copyright by Original Artist/Google Image

roll out that large
national geographic map
hang it on any wall
throw a poison dart
here’s
what  you’ll find
no matter
where it lands
a country
county
city
or burg
with a mythological history
that excludes facts
of crimes committed
everybody’s
a good guy
except those
narrow minded individuals
who opposed us
us
being anybody
living within the sphere
of the dart’s poison
usually
the dart
lands on a history book
since poison
attracts poison
like magnets
but
that aside
most folks
fail to appreciate
the amount of creative writing
that went into producing
the historical facts
taught to our children
a steady diet of
s’mores  and sugar water
prescribed for weight loss
well it certainly works
on the minds of children
those little atrophied centers
of higher thought
bought those facts
as
real
so off they went
to fight for
well
whatever the history book
told them
they were fighting for