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35th President John F. Kennedy
Somehow developed major enemies
Their seemingly styled Camelot
Dissolved when extramarital affairs were caught

His wife the graceful Jacqueline Kennedy
Drew Americans in to total empathy
When her love was killed that day
But both of them had affairs to play   

There is no perfect rhyme for Kennedy but I went ahead with that one anyway.
The title line would not let me use apostrophe or a period in it. LOL

I have read that President Kennedy had many affairs but I do not know that for a fact and also Mrs. Kennedy had affairs as well so I have read. They say don't spread gossip but it is written in books. 

Written: January 13, 2019
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Date: 1/31/2019 10:26:00 AM
glad to see this excellent clerihew was a winner - I remember how we've often discussed the Kennedys, Onassis & Maria Callas, people who continue to fascinate, for sure
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Sara Kendrick
Date: 1/31/2019 4:34:00 PM
Jack, Thanks for the visit to my page. Yes we have discussed by email these people. Amazing what was going on behind the scenes with the wealthy. Sara
Date: 1/21/2019 9:07:00 AM
"There is no perfect rhyme for Kennedy"; how about: affinity, amenity, virginity, trinity, entity? Okay, I'll stop. Seriously, I think there were quite a few of them. Good one.
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Date: 1/21/2019 4:52:00 PM
M.L., Thanks for information but Kennedy ends in dy not ty so that is a different sound so no perfect match but I guess those would sound okay at a glance. Thanks for stopping by. Sara
Date: 1/19/2019 9:38:00 AM
I they were a gilden couple, i'd not heard of her affair but nothing would surprise me as he wasn't faithful to her, many congratulations on your win :-)
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Sara Kendrick
Date: 1/19/2019 11:11:00 AM
Jan, Thanks for dropping by with congrats. I don't understand the moral character of some people but I guess that they live what they saw coming up. Sara
Date: 1/18/2019 5:10:00 PM
Love your take on this, Sara, and the questionable antics.
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Date: 1/19/2019 7:31:00 AM
Harry, Your presence at my work is uplifting. Thanks for dropping by. Yes, questionable antics. Sara
Date: 1/18/2019 3:58:00 PM
here again to send you my sweet congrats, sara... huggs
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Date: 1/18/2019 4:58:00 PM
Nette, Thanks for the congrats. I appreciate the visit. Sara
Date: 1/18/2019 3:07:00 PM
America is still enamoured with this couple. Plenty of conspiracies keep their story alive. Nice write.
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Date: 1/18/2019 4:56:00 PM
The Baron, That is for sure. I wonder when the next theory will pop-up to be debated. Sad happening within that family as well as good fortune. Thanks for the visit to my page and taking time to comment. Sara
Date: 1/18/2019 2:57:00 PM
Well, to the Kennedys' credit: They took pains to be discrete. They certainly didn't brag about their affairs. At heart, they were probably deeply ashamed of themselves. ---All to distinguish them from their baby boomer successors, Clinton and Trump. That said, they feared men (finding out) more than they feared God's commandment not to adulterate! ---which ain't sayin' much for them... Thanks for the thought-provoking clerihew, Sara. ~ Gershon
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Date: 1/18/2019 4:53:00 PM
Gershon, Thanks for the insightful and time consuming write. I appreciate the time spent here reading and commenting. It is much appreciated. Sara
Date: 1/18/2019 1:03:00 PM
What you wrote has been public knowledge for many years, Sara, so you are not spreading gossip...let's say you're recycling it :) Congratulations on your fine win. Best regards // paul
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Date: 1/18/2019 11:50:00 AM
Congrats, Sara, for your well-deserved win in the contest. Seems like the whole Kennedy brood had an eye out for the ladies starting with their old man Joe. Thx for our kind comment re my win and best to you - Bob
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Sara Kendrick
Date: 1/18/2019 2:03:00 PM
Robert, Thanks for the visit to my page with congrats. I do think it probably was more than one of them that had this character trait but I don't really know. Sara
Date: 1/18/2019 9:14:00 AM
Let us be charitable and give them the benefit of the doubt.
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Date: 1/18/2019 2:00:00 PM
Victor, I agree with giving one the benefit of the doubt. Thanks for the visit to my page. Sara
Date: 1/17/2019 7:08:00 PM
gosh, I did not know she was having affairs too. Hmmm, that would explain why maybe she did not mind him doing it then? Congrats on the win, Sara.
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Date: 1/18/2019 5:39:00 AM
Andrea, I have read that she had at least one affair as well. We the public did not know what was going on behind closed doors. Thanks for dropping by. Sara
Date: 1/17/2019 5:52:00 PM
Kennedy Was An Amenity Came to conclusion about Kennedy; Was always an outstanding amenity; Handled things; Honor he brings; Recognized as independent identity.
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Sara Kendrick
Date: 1/18/2019 5:38:00 AM
James, Yes, Kennedy was a great man and I respected him when he was in office and was saddened when he died by violence at such a young age. However, there was the side of them that we did not know at the time that wasn't what we thought it was. Sara
Date: 1/16/2019 10:10:00 PM
Nicely done! Congrats!
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Sara Kendrick
Date: 1/17/2019 6:18:00 AM
Kim, Thanks for stopping by with congrats. Sara
Date: 1/16/2019 3:57:00 PM
I just visited the sight where he was killed. Nice job, Sarah! Congratulations on your win...Charlie
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Sara Kendrick
Date: 1/17/2019 6:15:00 AM
Charles, Thanks for the visit to my page to say congrats. It must have seemed like reliving the day of the assassination to visit the place where it happened. I have seen it on TV many times. That was one horrible day for Americans. Sara
Date: 1/16/2019 3:41:00 PM
Though he certainly wasn't perfect he and she were much beloved! A great couple to honor with your Clerihew Sara. I hadn't heard of Jackie's infidelity. Congratulations on your win! : ) xxoo
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Sara Kendrick
Date: 1/17/2019 6:08:00 AM
Connie, Thanks for the visit to tell me congrats. Yes, we back then looked up to them and was proud of them. We were taught to respect the office of the presidency even if we did not like the man but it is not that way today. Sara
Date: 1/16/2019 2:11:00 PM
Until you brought this to light, I wasn't aware of Jackie's affairs, Sara. Well written Clerihew. Congratulations on your win! Best wishes, Carolyn
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Sara Kendrick
Date: 1/17/2019 6:06:00 AM
Carolyn, Thanks for dropping by to let me know I placed in the contest. I appreciate the time spent here. Sara
Date: 1/14/2019 11:05:00 AM
Sara, great poem. John F. Kennedy is said to have had an affair with Marilyn Munroe if one believes the gossip and is that why she committed suicide? more gossip. Sad if true~
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Sara Kendrick
Date: 1/14/2019 12:59:00 PM
DH, Yes, Marilyn Monroe was one of the ones mentioned in articles about his affairs. It was said that he was married 10 years to Jackie and had 20 affairs in that time. Not a perfect marriage. Thanks for stopping by. Sara
Date: 1/13/2019 12:13:00 PM
ohh, now i am intrigued, sara... wonderful pick 0f a couple who gave america its camelot days!,,, huggs
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Sara Kendrick
Date: 1/13/2019 7:22:00 PM
Nette, Thanks for the visit to my page. Yes, look up the Kennedys and see what there is out there about them. Sara