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JFK January 20, 1961 - November 22, 1963

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JFK January 20, 1961 - November 22, 1963

A handsome man, a valiant son,
John Kennedy was he.
A man who rose to President
with civil rights the key.

Who can forget the many days
like Camelot they seemed,
when all eyes were on Washington,
they passed just like a dream.

Ah, we remember Jacqueline
a Vassar deb was she,
who walked with grace on his right side
through fame and infamy.

One thousand days was all we had
of this great President
before a gunshot took his life
for all the world to see.

We mourn him still, we miss his smile
his knowledge and his grit
for he and Martin dreamed a dream,
we reaped the best of it.


 

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  1. Date: 2/14/2013 11:51:00 PM
    Another fantastic win, well deserved! Great men called to serve! Love, Annalise

  1. Date: 2/14/2013 7:57:00 PM
    In the last stanza, you've expressed feeling of many of us who remember those days like they were yesterday! Well done, Debbie...congrats!

  1. Date: 2/11/2013 2:19:00 AM
    Excellent Deb! Into my fav's. So glad l got to read it and that it was so high on the winner's list. Congratulations. Brava!

  1. Date: 2/10/2013 8:49:00 PM
    I Love your entry DG,, this is one of my favorite contest... love it... Congratulations, with your amazing poems. Always~ LINDA

  1. Date: 2/10/2013 7:36:00 PM
    I was working at the local radio station, when we got the news. The announcer was tearing the teletype papers off and reading them and discarding them. If only I had had the sense to retrieve those papers. Well done and congratulations. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 2/10/2013 5:27:00 PM
    Very nice! I was in the fourth grade classroom when the Principal came to the room with news of his death. She gave us a black ribbon for our flag. Our question was the same as it is now.......Why? RAY

  1. Date: 2/10/2013 12:55:00 PM
    I'll never forget that day, at school, when we heard the news. The silence was so thick it was hard to breath. Wonderful tribute to a great president and his wife. Congratulations on your win !!

  1. Date: 2/10/2013 12:25:00 PM
    Debbie--right on dearest--reminds me of the Deon song years ago.

  1. Date: 2/10/2013 12:08:00 PM
    Beautiful tribute to a great statesman. The Kennedy dynasty seems to have been troubled with ill fate. Congratulations on your win, Debbie. Love, Su

  1. Date: 1/17/2013 6:37:00 AM
    Excellent tribute Debbie here. This poem flows so well too, loved the read. Congrats on your many wins! I apologize for being late as I was away from Soup for more than a week. Thanks for your inspiration at my poems.

  1. Date: 1/16/2013 2:31:00 PM
    I enjoyed your rhyming tribute to these two great men, Debs. Very nice to see this and remember them at this time of the year when we have MLK day and President's day almost upon us!

  1. Date: 1/16/2013 11:47:00 AM
    Jfk and Martin Luther king ..two of my hereos in my early childhood.Lovely tribute for John f kennedy.I can still remember when at school i was introduced to Jkf and Ml biographies.From that day on i wanted to follow their footsteps by making sure i never judge or discriminate someone cos of his colour religion or faith.Tnks ma for sharing the same ideas through verse..love ya

  1. Date: 1/14/2013 7:09:00 PM
    Nice tribute. I wonder what will be happening in Dallas on November 22, 2013?

  1. Date: 1/14/2013 5:43:00 PM
    A nice rememberance...one of my heroes (two actually - counting the MLK reference). Bravo.

  1. Date: 1/14/2013 4:53:00 PM
    yes Deb i remember him ...pt 109 out our way during the ww2... McHales navy used the 109 number too. I was shockd when he died in Dallas:(

  1. Date: 1/14/2013 3:46:00 PM
    WOW! Debbie, I enjoyed reading this one. It's a part of history that no one will forget. I still remember what I was doing that day. It was a very sad day for our Nation. Thanks for sharing. Lucilla

  1. Date: 1/13/2013 8:00:00 PM
    Awesome write,,,, I remember that day. I was 6,,, school was strange. Came home,,, mom had been crying,,, so I sat down with her and watched the black- n- white TV. My introduction to politics's He was a great man AWESOME WIN,,, have a blessed day ;}

  1. Date: 1/13/2013 2:55:00 PM
    lovely tribute to jfk, Debs - congrats on all your wins : )

  1. Date: 1/13/2013 9:58:00 AM
    i always say, if you want peace in your time you may as well wear a target on your back, especially if you're a big-wig in D.C. or India ..this is a most sensitive poem that reminds me that at the time i was 15 and didn't really realize the import of what had happened.....your poem can teach the youths of today what kind of world we live in..thanks for commenting on my ant poem...it's nice to know someone reads me enough to know me...your phriend and phan PHREEPOETREE ~free cee!~

  1. Date: 1/13/2013 6:23:00 AM
    Great topic chosen..Good flow, rhythm, and rhyme used..I am glad that I chose this one to read today..It was a magical time back then even though most was poor as over farmed dirt..Thanks for stopping by..Sara

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