Too Good to Be True


Once upon a time a story made
by some creative poet literal,
explained so cleverly it didn’t fade;
it fit so well it seemed to say it all.
And so the story passed from mouth to ear
until another maker wrote it out.
Substantial now, it grew into a clear
significance, suppressing fear and doubt,
engaging confidence and superstition,
compelling vehemence and firm belief,
insinuating into a tradition,
answering and modifying grief,
and dooming all its followers to fail,
for it was never other than a tale.

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