The rip-roaring twenties

There will be plenty of stories to tell
but none will believe them.

some said,
it’s a fit-up,
while others
sat up
and took notice,
but
the masters of diligence
those blessed with intelligence
fell into insignificance as
the death toll rose.

And those with faith
put it on the line,
the one that stretches as
far as the time would
allow.

© 2020, John Smallshaw.