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Saw the movie “Lincoln”
And it brought the man to life.
Sally Field was also
Most impressive as his wife.

All we know of Lincoln’s
From his writings and the news.
Books and poems abound on him,
Revealing different views.

Still, the figure on the screen,
Day-Lewis in the flesh,
Made Abe Lincoln so alive,
Each utterance seemed fresh.

His mannerisms, posture, speech
And everything he said
Infused him with such life, it hurt
To later see him dead.

I lived through JFK’s demise,
With all its added mystery,
But Lincoln always was, to me,
On money or in history.

Yet now I’ve gained a new respect
And found myself connecting
To this stirring leader, thanks to
Perfect acting and directing.

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  1. Date: 1/1/2013 8:01:00 PM
    What a great rhyming poem about the movie "Lincoln". I just love the way you weave your poems together and finish them off with such awesome endings.

  1. Date: 12/6/2012 10:21:00 PM
    ah, it's so cool to see someone else who saw and enjoyed the movie. I like how you pay tribute to the GREATEST man in our nation's history. I had one problem with the movie. It was a bit dry for me. I so admired his life as a youngster. I would love to see a movie on his younger day and not so focused on politics. But yes, the movie was very good.

  1. Date: 12/6/2012 5:56:00 PM
    Ilene, deep... ... thank you for sharing your poem about Lincoln, Looking forward to reading more of your poems tonight. Always~ & Forever ;-) PD

  1. Date: 12/6/2012 12:56:00 PM
    He was a man for his time. I'm sure he would have loved the rhyme. This movie sounds like one to see. I usually wait till it's on tv. Someday I'll get a great big screen. As soon as I get some great big green. Ejoyed ilene.

  1. Date: 12/6/2012 8:42:00 AM
    Ilene; this is a beautiful write about one of our presidents. I lived in Il. for many years, but like you - to me he was always in money or history. thanks for sharing. Lucilla