Did you know Abraham Lincoln was a poet? He may be best known for his Gettysburg Address and winning the Civil War, but he should be also remembered as an avid reader and amateur poet. Reading these poems is a fantastic way to celebrate Lincoln’s birthday on February 12.
Like many of us, Lincoln began writing poetry as a teenager. This is one of his first poems:
his hand and pen
he will be good but
god knows When
It was written sometime between 15 and 17.(Continue reading…)
This political poem was written in response to Donald Trump and his family being investigated for ties to Russia, money laundering, and a whole host of other illegal activities.(Continue reading…)
WE WILL WIN
by Gary R. Hess
Corruption surrounds us
like vile liquid
We continue our days
the evergrowing disruption
of our democracy.
Capitalism can only
do so much.
Can only go so far.
We must follow through.
We can’t trust the rich
to spend their millions on us.
“Freedom” is a poem by Gary R. Hess which was written for 4th of July, 2016 but can be enjoyed any year. Happy Independence Day, USA!
Our world is often thrown apart by hatred. Hatred for our neighbors. Hatred for our government. How can we make America a better place if we take everything this country is known for granted? It is a shame. When was the last time you thought about your own freedom? Possibly recently. However, when was the last time you thought about your neighbor’s freedom? The next time he or she does something you dislike, keep that in mind.
Gender identity, political ideals, religious beliefs (or lack thereof) are part of what makes America great. Go out and celebrate this holiday as you keep in mind what truly makes America a wonderful place to live.
“The Fourth” is a poem by Gary R. Hess. It was written in remembrance of 4th of July, 2016 but can be enjoyed any year. This contemporary poem simply speaks about a typical Independence Day in the USA.
Everyone have a nice, safe holiday! Happy B-Day USA!