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Innocence lost

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Innocence lost

 Innocence was lost on that November day
As a nation mourned the loss of JFK
The flame of his life was snuffed out
As his motorcade traveled its route

Those 3 shots will forever echo through history
As theories linger of conspiracy
The truth perhaps may never be known
Of what transpired in that Texas town

A nation still grieves a half century later
Trying to grasp the meaning of that day
Striving still to be greater
To live up to the words they heard him say
His words live on and are ingrained
Burning through history, like an eternal flame

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  1. Date: 12/3/2013 5:14:00 PM
    what an excellent poem you wrote for this occasion. Well done!!

  1. Date: 11/24/2013 10:18:00 AM
    Great work Joseph! JFK tribute

  1. Date: 11/23/2013 10:31:00 PM
    Hi Joseph, this a great, historical write and tribute! I agree, we will probably never know what really happened that sad day. Love and Blessings, Rhonda

    May Avatar Joseph May
    Date: 11/24/2013 6:16:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you Rhonda...
  1. Date: 11/23/2013 8:52:00 PM
    awesome tribute... though he died before I was born, I have seen the story and controversy surrounding it...I guess we may never know what really went down! Good write! :)

    May Avatar Joseph May
    Date: 11/24/2013 6:14:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you Sandra.....
  1. Date: 11/23/2013 7:34:00 PM
    Lovely tribute Joseph...well written....

    May Avatar Joseph May
    Date: 11/24/2013 6:13:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you Donna