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  • 37.
    Skeleton of Neruda

    Why did the old man die? Or How?
    That is the truth you wanted to know
    Not that you really cared. (Now that
    the property's been bequeathed,
    copyrights handed over to legal heirs)
    Ah! you are curious about the history part?

         <i>Yes, the old man will never come back</i>
         <i>But some of his history might come back.</i>

    Yes, history will be re-written all over tonight
    If you find hint of an axe blow on his collar bone
    Could have been the work of a childhood rival
    Or the secret handiwork of the Scheming Junta
    Or was it a scuffle with one of his girlfriend's paramour?

    Yes, history will be re-written all over tonight
    If you find a gold wrist watch buried in his coffin
    It could have been heirloom of the military doctor
    Who left it absentmindedly (?) inside the abdomen
    While conducting a routine (?) procedure for ulcer.

    And history <i>is</i> going to be re-written tonight
    For you are going to find something, <i>something</i> -
    A ring, a cigarette butt, a pencil, a handkerchief
    An apple seed, a toothpick, a woman's DNA
    A footnote, a remark, an observation
    Why the skull was tilted to one side only
    And not the other; why the left toe was bent
    Why the coffin was made of cheap cedar wood
    And not of ewe, or mahogany, or a steel casket?

    Questions'll be asked, questions'll be answered -
    For unlike the dead white sands of silent Atacama
    History has never truly remained the same
    It has changed its course, changed its stance
    Like the inquisitive black waters of Rio Maule
    Like the ever changing moods of La Llorona
    It has always swayed to the tunes, pendulum like
    Between a Ruling Party and an Opposition Party.

    So whenever you start digging into history
    History will be re-written all over again
    Pages will be deleted, chapters added
    Commas, hyphens will change their positions
    A full stop will become a question mark
    And quotes will become part of the main text.


    And the more you dig
    the more you will gain
    and the more you'll lose

    faith from history.

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    (The poem was short-listed for the AIPC-2013 National Poetry Competition) read more »

  • 38.
    My History Teacher

    My ice cold blood
    [you're not a warm-blooded creature]
    Your ice cold stare
    Is my HISTORY TEACHER read more »

  • 39.
    History!

    Spoken words are history
    Records of some remain a mystery

    And when today and tomorrow read more »

  • 40.
    Social Studies

    Geography, History and Civics,
    Three things of the frightening remix
    They cause a lot of confusion,
    To which there is no solution read more »

  • 41.
    Black History - A Mere Month…Acknowledged

    Scientific…....credentials
    ....Documented per facts
    Smithsonian designated
    …As notable......of Blacks read more »

  • 42.
    Our History

    C for Corruption,
    F for Fools,
    All throughout History,
    Tyranny rules. read more »

  • 43.
    Megasthenes

    The story of Megasthanes in history
    Who traveled in India by bare foot
    The big lessons of history he learnt
    And made a contribution of travelogues read more »

  • 44.
    A Rumination Reviewed

    Yesterday and yesterday and yesterday
    Accumulate the baggage of the Past,
    Some bits for re-enactment in the Future.
    Successors can call it History. read more »

  • 45.
    Different

    Yesterday is history,
    Tomorrow is a mystery,
    Today is a gift,
    and that is why we call it the present read more »

  • 46.
    Valuable freedom.

    I am enjoying this freedom
    I know it is so valuable
    So many men fought for freedom
    The great freedom of my country read more »

  • 47.
    'Those Important Things'

    I marched with, ' Martin Luther King Jr.'
    When that wasn't really considered too cool.
    For a white gal in her twenties alone, blonde hair, blue eyes
    Standing out in a crowd, some shouting calling her a fool. read more »

  • 48.
    Chains

    Discussion in history
    I need audience
    Worthy audience
    just one read more »

New History Poems

  1. Peace And Legends., Gangadharan nair Pulingat..
  2. A History Of The Future, Darlene Walsh
  3. The history of earth I could not know it, Bijay Kant Dubey
  4. A Warning from History, David Clinch
  5. Things that change, Emmanuel George Cefai
  6. History and geography, MOHAMMAD SKATI
  7. Time In History, George Egba
  8. Sightseeing, Aparna Chatterjee
  9. History, Janina Degutyte
  10. Bekal, Gangadharan nair Pulingat..
  11. We Humans Are thrown ever, Emmanuel George Cefai
  12. Histories, Bijay Kant Dubey
  13. Love’s weight, Niki Nicholas Nkuna
  14. History Would Relieve or Punish, Rm.Shanmugam Chettiar.
  15. Farewell Mandela, Aron Lelei
  16. Little Benefits Make Big Benefits, Danladi Tauhid
  17. The History Ain't Bright..., Mark Grist
  18. Oh....Boring History, Samin Fatima
  19. Parade, Vera Sidhwa
  20. Business Of Life, Savita Tyagi
  21. The History Of Time, Life And The World, Bijay Kant Dubey
  22. Creating History, gajanan mishra
  23. The history boy, the mystery boy, Sunny Mittal
  24. Reminder not necessary, gajanan mishra
  25. History, gajanan mishra
  26. History Is A Story, Rm.Shanmugam Chettiar.
  27. Athens Beckons!, Rekha Mandagere
  28. War Is Our Worlds History, Christian Cervantes
  29. History, Sachin Ketkar
  30. You Became My History, Zushan Hashmi
  31. Love: The History (Radha-35), Subrat Pradhan
  32. It's In The Water!, Udiah (witness to Yah)
  33. You are now history, Gaylord Munemo
  34. Our History, Marites C. Cayetano
  35. Multiple Choice, Morgan Michaels
  36. Tales of my past, venessa ambrose
  37. History, Tiana Webb
  38. History, Tiffany M. Davis
  39. Peace Messenger, ramesh rai
  40. A Pulitzer Prize, Udiah (witness to Yah)
  41. THE HISTORY OF TOMORROW, Adegbenro Adekunle
  42. God Offers Lasting Hope, Terence George Craddock (Spe ..
  43. That Which Plagues the History Bandits, Cheryl Jacob
  44. Ephraim and Manasseh, Udiah (witness to Yah)
  45. Ireland, Udiah (witness to Yah)
  46. Man In The Mirror..., Angel Diaz
  47. Humanity Always Rises From Slavery, Terence George Craddock (Spe ..
  48. St. Patrick, Udiah (witness to Yah)
  49. Erin Go Bragh, Udiah (witness to Yah)
  50. Three Kinds of People, David Aoloch Bion
  51. ~ His[s]tory ~, MS. NIVEDITA BAGCHI SPC. UK.
  52. History and Nature As One, Nicole Henson
  53. History Stuff, Mark Fullick
  54. HISTORY, Edwina Reizer
  55. The Twelve Tribes of Israel, Udiah (witness to Yah)
  56. In The Garden, Udiah (witness to Yah)
  57. God Bless US, Udiah (witness to Yah)
  58. History, Veronica Gabor
  59. Southerndown South Wales No3, James Tipp
  60. napoleonic fable, gershon hepner
  61. History Maker, Henry Brown
  62. History Stones People., Samuel Katz
  63. Multicultural Melbourne, Katie Anne
  64. History, Naveed Akram
  65. History, richard belis
  66. Mr. protection, Beethovens laguerre
  67. The American Flag, Melissa Wagner
  68. Travel Haiku - Virginia Historic Garden .., john tiong chunghoo
  69. Stars Dont Know My Fate, Jessel Jane Tevar
  70. REPEATED, Dorian Melody
  71. history, Dorian Melody
  72. HISTORY, Isaac Armstrong Annor
  73. Ten Words Circularly, Alex Hamilton
  74. I Am Apart Of History, Jeanette Matthews
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