David Hines (hradzka) wrote,
David Hines

APED: "inauguration"

A shelf somewhere holds Bibles used
Inauguration Day.
The sworn can use their own, it's true --
JFK brought his Douay --
but many choose one for some man
whom history holds dear:
Jefferson owned this Koran.
Lincoln's hand was here.

Relics all. And yet today
I wonder of the rest,
used but once and shelved away,
forever second-best.
They wait, a silent garrison,
in holy reverie,
And William Henry Harrison's
thinks, "What is wrong with me?"
Tags: a poem every day

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