Frederick McGettrick

(Ballymote, Sligo)

Dear Mr. Lincoln


Dear Mr. Lincoln
I have been thinkin'
about you and about slaves

and my conclusion
is, without delusion
that you are one of my faves

I loved your proclamation
especially emancipation
and you address at Gettysburg was fine

I admire your bravery
to speak against slavery
for it's nice that you've got a spine

So I'll leave you at that
(don't lose your hat)
and it was very nice to have met

for you taught me to fight
when something's not right
and that, I'll never forget.

Submitted: Monday, February 16, 2009

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