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Fact or Fiction?
Is it so?
Likely we’ll never really know.
(But, truly, does it matter?
While I’d prefer the former,
still, I won’t complain
if it’s the latter.) And anyway,
the tale still resonates today.
Go ahead, I dare you:
Google “Gandhi’s shoes”.
It’s a great story, and you’ve got
nothing to lose.
Maybe fable, maybe fact.
(Who’s to say?) Either way
I love this yarn of a "Great Soul”
of kindness and compassion --
and (I’ll bet) you will too.
It’s a revealing recital of an event
that really ought to be true.
PSC / 2016
Penned for Day 23 of Robert Lee Brewer's April PAD (Poem-A-Day) Challenge.
Assignment: a footwear poem
For more, check out his site at: 2016-april-pad-challenge-day-23
For ONE version of the Mahatma Gandhi shoe story, check out the following link:
(Or GOOGLE it yourself!)