H is for History

 

History is not experience

But a record of what happened

 

My father liked to tell stories

Of growing up along Puget

Sound, which he swam across

Part of with regularity

 

Well, it seems that a border

Dispute arose between folks

In Seattle (probably Olympia,

State capital and southerly

Sound-located) and those in

Vancouver and of all the parts

On both sides—

 

A conflict of two nations, as

It were, Canada and the USA

 

One day the problem was

Resolved in a game of baseball

 

The border was settled over

Nine-innings’ play

 

I don’t recall who won; maybe

I was never told—that’s not

The point—the day was saved

Not with guns but by a game,

Sporting in every way

 

My father’s storytelling was

History—and is—a recording

Of the time and what transpired

 

My telling this to you becomes

A history as well

 

How about making a history

For yours

 

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