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Ode to My Hero: Dear Abe

With Presidents Day coming up this Monday, I submit my tribute to the president born Feb. 12, 1809:

Ode to My Hero: Dear Abe

At many things, Abe Lincoln was the best.
From boyhood to manhood, how he shone.
Foreordained to lead, dear Abe was blessed.

I picture him a farm lad poorly dressed -
kind soul and working so hard all alone.
Foreordained to lead, dear Abe was blessed.

Entertaining, Lincoln liked to jest.
Tall and strong was he when fully grown.
Foreordained to lead, dear Abe was blessed.

Great intellect and talents he possessed.
Many things he learned all on his own!
Foreordained to lead, dear Abe was blessed.

He led a nation facing great unrest,
for slavery dear Abe could not condone.
Foreordained to lead, dear Abe was blessed.


Feb. 15, 2020 for Sheri Fresonke Harper's 
Ode To A President Or Politician Or Leader Past Or Present Poetry Contest

Copyright © Andrea Dietrich

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