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Making History

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Making History

Did NOT accidentally assassinate
The next future favorite candidate
For governor of our dear Bayou State
(I ran through that stop light a split-second late)
And changed the course of history today

I helped to convince him to father a son
Who'll murder his mother with his dad's gun
I can't take it back, it's already done
I said it somehow, somewhere to someone
And changed the course of history today

I begged their forgiveness for causing such strife
The anger I spewed must have stabbed like a knife
By hugging my son and kissing my wife
I put back some joy into somebody's life
And changed the course of history today

No less important than paupers or kings
(I stepped out to check what the mail lady brings)
Snapped that dead branch where the mockingbird sings
And so kept my place in the order of things
And changed the course of history today

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  1. Date: 5/19/2013 2:22:00 PM
    I love the all craft in the pen. Very well carved. Thanks for this great piece. I am impressed. Congrats on your fine win. AO

  1. Date: 5/18/2013 8:57:00 AM
    an amazing write Tim.....and a very interesting concept...congrats on a great win

  1. Date: 5/17/2013 7:22:00 PM
    Tim this is exceptional ...congratulations..

  1. Date: 5/17/2013 5:59:00 PM
    Congratulations with your awesome poem. Tim, thanks for supporting my contest. always~ LINDA

  1. Date: 9/21/2009 10:22:00 PM
    Quite a profound poem, testifying to how what we say or do affect the course of history. Very well written and throught provoking. I enjoyed this great work of the pen. Caroline.

  1. Date: 9/21/2009 4:34:00 PM
    Great imagination to construct this idea. Nice work...Raul

  1. Date: 9/21/2009 4:17:00 PM
    Oh Yes Tim... This One's A Keeper... The Flow, The Content, The Laying Out of the Thoughts right down to the last Stanza... MoonBee