Napoleon Said
by Ralph Monday

“Imagination rules the

He was right, of course, in unimaginable

Never mind the French Revolution terrors or
Napoleonic Wars.

Nor the acres & acres of graves at

Or Ulysses strapping himself to the mast so that
he might hear luring song.

That the moon, sun & stars are studded to a
metallic firmament.

We carry imagination’s

In that we fancy nobility as a fawning

Democracy no better for it produces the
ignorant mob.

Reason’s embrace is no anodyne for
social infection.

There is no such thing as a true
war story.

Just garbled myth regurgitated
one story at a time.

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