Na/GloPoWriMo Day 24: Elegy For A Matriarch

The Na/GloPoWriMo Day 24 challenge is to write an elegy of some sort.  Presently, one person comes to mind that despite her good influence on the world probably won’t get have the recognition that she richly deserves. This elegy is for Barbara Bush.

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Elegy For A Matriarch
by Michael Romani

A silver fox created her legacy
By always pushing her family's dynasty
Only Abigail Adams shares her distinction
Wife and mother of those with the inclination
To preside over the fate of our nation
Hers was the journey and the destination

Possessed of inner strength and love
Guided in her approach from the above
She saw the need to example the compassion
When selfishness was a thing more in fashion
It was simply the right thing to do
And in so doing, she taught me and you

Knowing that knowing was the path forward
She advocated reading as moving step toward
A needed grasp of the necessary literacy
That she embarrassed with her quiet dignity
Providing strength to others and for society
There is no mask for the truth of her empathy

And so we laid her down for her final sleep
As the tears of a nation fell so very deep
The wealth of her heart's beautiful nature
A timeless soul that lived to love and nurture
There is one thing above all else that we comprehend
That in Barbara Bush's demise we have lost a friend

(c) April 24, 2018  Michael Romani
All Rights Reserved

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