Val enjoys writing his own style of what resembles poetry, just hoping to catch someone's heart on the same page.
Following to come is some rhymed prose
something I have done many times before
lines being too long for a poem, I suppose
with words merely piling up more and more.
This is nothing like a quiz -- or a history test
just matching one with other historical story
so pick an explanation that you like the best
everyone else has done it -- so not to worry.
Some say that Lincoln is credited for end of slaving
but Abe wrote he didn't care if slaves went free
it was only the Union he saw worth saving
with other solution he'd let slavery be.
Some say Hiroshima was bombed to end the War
but it was months following Germany's capitulation
so others ask what did those innocent folks die for
hinting that was merely for Pearl Harbor retaliation.
Giza Sphinx is officially the ancient Egyptians' pride
but those water marks talk about millennia back in time
so, like many other historical tales this one has its other side
pharaohs couldn't have done it even at their technological prime.
Also, Columbus discovered America -- by history books
while some fossils say long before him came Chinese
so that historical event was not really what it looks
but again, anyone will believe what they please.
How about those vikings' helmets shown with horns or wings
and truth be told, we can't even picture them any other way
but that's a fictional detail, just like so many other things
with the only question left, why such lies get to stay.
These are just few of many historical lies
history is his-story so you be the judge
to each their own as always applies
I didn't write this to start a grudge.
© 2021 Val Karas