I made this several years ago at Lincoln’ Memorial.
Oh, Lincoln! – by Bobill
Oh, Lincoln, you should be living at this hour!
As in your days as President, these are perilous times,
And America has need, of you.
To some, our President seems to side with our enemies,
And to scorn and shun our friends –
And appears to prefer autocracy to democracy.
Some believe he proposes measures that would deny equal justice
To persons he deems as unworthy Americans –
And builds needless barriers against all manner of perceived threats –
From within and from out the country.
And finally, some believe he stretches the perception of truth
Until the distinction between fact and fiction –
Become blurred –
To such limits as fits his purpose.
Send a sign, oh wise and just, Lincoln –
On the wings of our better Angels –
That those who doubt the president’s motives
Might see better to discern —
Whether they misjudge the President’s purpose by his actions –
Or whether he is truly a threat to our liberty –
As emblazoned in our beloved Constitution!