Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Healing a Nation

That phrase, “healing a nation”
kept going through my mind this morning
thinking about the legacy, the model, the example
set by Gerald. R. Ford, the 38th President,
being a servant first, understanding perhaps
the cost, to him, of his decisions,
the decisions he made anyway,
closing two long painful chapters
in our nation’s history, two periods,
not of his making,
a Man of the House,
destined instead for the other end
of Pennsylvania Avenue
a different mantle, a different yoke
worn faithful, that is the measure of this man
who lost the Presidency;
by healing a nation

December 27, 2006 12:54
President Gerald R. Ford, 38th President of the United States
who died today at 93 year old, the only unelected President
in our nation's history.

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