Robbin’ Hood by Wilbur G. Howcroft

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Now Robin Hood, of ancient lore,

Took from the rich but not the poor,

And so goes down in tale and song

As one quite innocent of wrong.

But if one cards to think it through

One sees another point of view.

His so-called goodness was a fake –

The poor had nought for him to take.

 

Source:  Fractured Fairytales & Ruptured Rhymes compiled by Ann Weld. Omnibus Books, 1990

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