by Dr M C Gupta
[Why Robin Hood is remembered till today.
There must be some reason why Robin Hood,
The King of Outlaws is remembered still.
Though he had no respect for legalhood
For his men the law was his every will.
Though many legends does his name unfold,
The “Golden Arrow” one is most famous.
The Prince of Thieves, as he was often called,
Said to his seven score merry men thus:
For the Nottingham Sheriff I care not.
My writ runs large in the Sherwood Forest.
The rich may think my name is just a blot.
For poor people, I do for them what’s best”.
That’s why he was the hero of his day,
And continues as such even today.
* Awarded third prize in the "Invalid Item" , “ Once Upon a Time - History Contest”
* Initially written as entry 470285, now deleted, in the book MISCELLANEA, "MISCELLANEA"
M C Gupta
21 November 2006