We're Living History

Walk in, drop books,

Slump in my chair

For another boring class of History.

The battles that were won and lost,

 The years of one more revolution,

Slide on by me like water.

Who cares or needs to know?

Just numbers and faceless names.

Then the announcement comes on,

"Teachers, don't turn on your TV."

Walk in, drop books,

Sit in my chair,

For an hour's worth of history.

I live it now, the battles there

In these years of revolution

On the river of change

All care, demand to know

These names have well-known faces.

The numbers count the breaths I take,

As I'm glued to my TV.

We're living history.