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,



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..

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