Sep03

Oliver Cromwell
I had a conversation with myself 
About whether to call him King or Villain.

I had to think, and I couldn't agree,
So I checked myself in the mirror.

Yes! There is was. A bead of sweat,
Rolling like a mountain.

I knew (I secretly always knew)
I was lying to myself.

Happiness is a myth
Created by the lonely

To shield themselves from
The reality of life.

Happiness isn't ours to own,
We can't possess it, like sentiment.

I'll call him a villain,
And be done with it,

And I'll brand myself, like a villain,
Because I'm honest, for once.

Freddie King, American blues singer and guitarist, was born today in 1934.

Oliver Cromwell, English political and military leader, died on this day in 1658.

Infosec guy by day, Poet by night!

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