HIS NAME WAS JOHN

HIS NAME WAS JOHN

A Poem by poetdoug
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This is a Memorial Poem today in honor of our Beloved U.S.President John F. Kennedy's passing in Dallas today, Nov.22, 1963.Our Rose family lived in Dallas then and now.

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He came Riding High
Into town about Noon
On Downtown Dallas streets
   His Name was John

He'd left his Gun at home
Forgetting about any enemies
After all, he was a Celebrity 
    His Name was John

All of a Sudden
Shot's fired at his parade limo
Jackie ducked and tried shoving him to safety
    But it was way too late

The Bullet hit his handsome head
It was the 'Shot heard round the world"
America's Camelot lay in disarray
  His name was the late JFK. 

2014 by Douglas Raymond Rose
Member Academy of American Poets

© 2014 poetdoug



Author's Note

poetdoug
Thanks for lighting a candle in honor of JFK and other U.S.Veterans

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Very well penned my friend and thanks for sharing!

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

poetdoug

3 Years Ago

Thanks for your review.
I remember this day. My Babysitter was crying all day. I was six years old. I learn the meaning of this day later of course. A sad loss for the USA. Thank you for remembering a great man.
Coyote

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

poetdoug

3 Years Ago

YEs, no matter our age,our lives were impacted forever. Thanks my friend
Coyote Poetry

3 Years Ago

You are right.
You bring history alive but with a fresh look and with a magical pen. I was and still saddened when this historic event happened...Excellent...:)................

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

poetdoug

3 Years Ago

Yes, it is a sad part of our history. Thank you for review.
Sami Khalil

3 Years Ago

Indeed. You are most welcome...:)......
Oh my god... is this for real?...
May god bless his soul.. RIP.

This was truly amazing write and great tribute to John.

Thanks for your share.

- Vikrantsingh Parmar

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

poetdoug

3 Years Ago

Yes, JFKwas a great US President. Thanks for your words Vikrantsingh my friend
a devastating day---we all remember where we were...and poor jackie...what she went through that day, and how brave she was.

this is a really good reflection of that day.

jacob

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

poetdoug

3 Years Ago

Thanks Jacob for Remembering with me. Our nation continues to pay a high price for Freedom it seems... read more
jacob erin-cilberto

3 Years Ago

and i had written "Feeling a Draft" as i remembered that day again...every year i think of it, reme.. read more
poetdoug

3 Years Ago

I will be sure and read Feeling a Draft. Thanks
Yes indeed...it is an privilege to light a candle in honor of the heritage of this great man!!!! May we ever revere his memory and his service and love for our country!!
Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us Doug!!!

Posted 3 Years Ago


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poetdoug

3 Years Ago

Thank you so much Sheila for your thoughtful words. As usual they are an encouragement to us all.Hap.. read more
Sheila Kline

3 Years Ago

Thank you Doug! The same to you and yours!!

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