Yes everyone around the world has heard of Robin Hood. A champion to poorer folk, the man did so much good. An outlaw in the eyes of those within the palace walls, but Robin fought for justice and equality for all. I delved into the history of hero Robin Hood. I pored through all the archives to discover what I could. My quest took me to Nottingham where Robin fought his cause. Opposing John the upstart King; defying all his laws. And then quite purely out of luck I found a little chest. And though it looked quite plain to me it bore the Royal Crest. It had no lock it had no key but it was shut up tight. I hid it in my duffle bag and stole off through the night. I took it to my cottage home and showed it to my wife who opened it in just a trice with her Swiss Army Knife. And deep inside the chest we saw a parchment with a clasp. I barely dared to touch it lest it crumbled in my grasp. We rolled the dusty parchment out as gently as we could. The faded ink revealed a verse… The Song of Robin Hood… Robin Hood he did no good he was not on the ball. He took money from the rich and gave the poor it all. And then the poor were rich as rich the rich were clearly not so Robin stole it from the poor and gave the rich the lot. Robin just kept robbing and his merry men helped out. The rich were poor the poor were rich then t’other way about. Oh, Robin Hood he did no good he did no good at all. He may as well have banged his head against the castle wall.
As published in Why Should Kids Get All The Fun Poems? by A B Wyze
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