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.