A Letter To Lincoln

     Here in the U.S. we celebrated President’s Day this past Monday. It is  a holiday intended to honor Presidents Washington and Lincoln’s birthdays February 22nd and 16th respectively. I was remiss in not mentioning this on Monday, so belatedly, I offer this to Mr. Lincoln. Mr. Washington sir, your tribute to be forthcoming. 

Have a “wicked good”** Wednesday everyone,

Jake.

A LETTER TO LINCOLN

Dear Abe,                                                    

 Sorry to hear of your demise,

for, I wish to God, that you were here,

to set the nation straight and wise,

and guide us in these trying years.

*

 Oh yes, there’s still a war, that’s raging on,

and half the country’s split,

on staying, til the job is done,

and half, want just to quit.

*

 And race, it is an issue still,

though somewhat, more subdued,

but the fact, that of their own free will,

people still are crude.

*

 But, most of all, I’d like to say,

that here, and at this date, and hour,

if at your feet, again this lay,

what solutions, would you empower?

*

 I fear that nation, of which you spoke,

the one, of government of and by,

for the people all, and common folk,

is about to say goodbye.

*

 So, please take no offense, when I say to you,

that, the lawyers and politicians,

are responsible, for the failure true,

of and by and for, their own volitions.

***

                                      Sorrowfully yours,

                               Jack Downing

                               Sept. 2009

** Wicked good.. a New Englander‘s expression of a positive nature, with wicked meaning above and beyond the norm. See also “wicked pissah”  meaning the same as wicked good..

Copyright© Jack Downing, aka Jake @poemsandponderings.wordpress.com. All rights reserved. Contents may not be reprinted or disseminated in any manner without the expressed written consent of the author. JRD 2/22/12

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