Frank V. Gardner

Rookie (2 December 1922 - / Washington, D. C.)

Rest Assured, John Kennedy

Poem by Frank V. Gardner

The years have passed since Kennedy...
With heartache, war, and strife....
How would it be if, only,
He had not then lost his life?

As President, he gave us hope....
And purpose to pursue....
He challenged us, and asked:
What, for our country, we might do?

Vietnam has ended, strife is less;
And heartache's almost gone.
But, still we need exemplify
The right, and not the wrong.

Yet, we'll protect this land we love,
Despite what has been shown....
Did he not say that, 'here on earth,
God's work must be our own? '

So, rest assured, John Kennedy,
America lives on!
God grant it may continue thus....
Long after we are gone.

Comments about Rest Assured, John Kennedy by Frank V. Gardner

  • Erin Stone (7/27/2005 11:47:00 PM)

    This is beautiful. the author shows not olny love and unextuguishable pride for america. but also puts a spin about JFK that i find just lovely.(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, January 8, 2005

Poem Edited: Friday, March 30, 2012

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