Enjoyed this. Liked the variation in meaning of "jumped-up son of Jumping Bull" and the challenge to the reader: is it the paper or the oint of view that is 5 cents?
Good poem. Sitting Bull as archetypal "awkward squad" figure, victim of the things that are always said of such.The world would be worse off without the awkward squad. We are always coming to the end of the Old Time.
Thanks Gordon and Dominic,SB is I think a most suitable candidate for the post of archetype archfiend, or the square peg that refuses to be rammed into the round hole. We always need them to justify our actions. In these sitauations newspapers, TV,radio, may be used to tell us what we should be thinking.
Don't really want to come to the end of the Old Time until I am sure that the New Time will be any better.
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