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Rated: 13+ · Poetry · Educational · #2197339
If you think the movies show you the way it really was in the old west. You are gullible.
Think for yourselves!
What more can I say?
Open your eyes?
No, not that, never that
for big screens draw your eyes
with gigantic handsome faces
of actors who spout lines
well rehearsed from scripts
that describe history...revised

Imagine Geronimo
with only 40 braves
attacking the cavalry
brilliant strategist
guerrilla tactics
still used to this day
he and only 40
kept hundreds of soldiers at bay
ambushing in the morning
sleeping through the heat
running overnight
20 miles on their feet
So confusing the enemy
they estimated 5000 Indians at least
were part of Geronimo's army
or helping the savage beast
Does this match the screaming fools
on your TV's or big screens?
rushing without cover screaming
into the bullets of the waiting foe
No? I didn't think so.

Lies of Custer's bravado
standing on a gnoll
his loyal there beside him
sabre in left hand
pistol in right
the flag flying behind him
a glorious heroic sight
not even close
forensic scientists say
Custer's men were scattered
many running away
but that's what the natives
described...
all those years ago
it's funny that your big screens
never told it so

G. Gabriel


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