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One Great Human Being

Updated on September 1, 2018


When it's often seemed that we were so lost,

there was no real future, for any of us at all,

Then along to come one to show us the way,

His lifting us all up to have prevented our fall.


He was always to be among us, all the while,

This steadfast warrior, his recognition unseen.

A bright, shining star, was there for us to see,

and of his resonance, a determination so keen.


Had we all just have listened, to have watched,

our understanding his ways, a purposeful intent.

At least in our own minds would have put at rest,

was for the best, and did seem was heaven sent.


Must there to be just another grand human being,

as most surely one exists and of that, we all agree.

No matter then of one's race or about one's creed,

would be but one leaf on that limb, of all life's tree.

May he to rest in peace, for his presence on earth,

one of such devotion, and a spirit of greatest worth.

His memory will rest in our own minds forevermore,

The grandest defender, from shore to shining shore.


As names of John, Martin, and of Jack come to mind,

George and Abe, fine examples of us all, of humanity.

If it was not for their steadfast devotion, of their caring,

this fine country would no longer be a land of the free.



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