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The Devil & The Kennedys (Part One)

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The Devil & The Kennedys (Part One)

An Irish Catholic immigrant,
a prideful man was he,
his ego out-weighed his bankbook,
and he hated poverty.

He fathered many children,
and most of them were sons,
the eldest son, Joe Jr.,
was always number one.

Piously he prayed for wealth,
but never worked a day,
and Satan waited patiently
for the words he knew he'd say.

He spent more time at his Irish pub,
as his malignant bitterness grew,
cursing God, cursing life,
cursing all he knew.

And, yes, those words did pass his lips,
and, lo, he did appear,
but he looked like a gentleman,
his smile seemed so sincere.

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  1. Date: 12/6/2009 2:19:00 PM
    I'm looing forward to the next chapter ... smile ... never could figure out why this country so venerates JFK when he had women coming in the back door and going out the front and he and Bobby sat in the oval office plotting Castro's death ... oh well, guess someday history will get it right and/or keep the whitewash going ... smile ... can you tell you've got me going ??????????? LOL !!!

  1. Date: 12/6/2009 1:49:00 AM
    Wow ... this ballad rips

  1. Date: 12/6/2009 1:48:00 AM
    Historical writes have always intrigued me, Danielle, and the Kennedy family has endured much hardship. I must see how this portrayal of their lives continues in part 2...