"So what are we to do? It is time to take back the
narrative. Time to tell our stories." In "A president now unable to explain a narrative," by
By Melissa Harris-Perry, CBS News, 14 April 2011
Look over there! No, don't look here! If you do, oh my, I fear you won't
see what I'm pointing at but rather see just where I'm at. Where I'm at
might contravene my staging of a well-staged scene. So look over
there, but don't look here! Or else you'll see my cynical sneer.
Everything's as I say it is, for I shall be your storytelling whiz who
cries look there! No, not here! Looking here might interfere
with looking there, as I demand. Do it now, else a reprimand will
punish you for looking not at exactly what I set as plot. All
comes undone if you would shun how plain are all my tales so spun. The
tales I tell are the scenes I sell. The scenes I sell conjure up a
spell. Mirrors, smoke, each little joke, meant to feed you, and to
provoke. Question: are my scenes untrue? Questioning's a
vicious thing to do. So, look at that! No more chat!
You must see what I'm pointing at! Reality can be rude,
harsh, unfair; before plain truth tales haven't a prayer.