A redemption story always makes good copy.
Journos made up what went down that day.
They filed the nicest lies and threw the rest away.
They scribbled in all the choicest quotes
and managed to capture the soldiers and the thieves,
the grief, death and the birth of belief.
They did, I guess, put down all that really mattered
as well as the quick shock and the dark
but omitted the horns, the ramparts, and the clerks.
A later pastoralist added that sly bit
about “capo di tutti capi.”