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Your Unfinished, We Will – A poem honoring John McCain

Your Unfinished, We Will – A poem honoring John McCain

Your Unfinished, We Will

© Joanne Tan, written 8/26/2018, edited 9/2/18

John McCain,
our beloved hero fallen.
We mourn
for America’s autumn.

Our hero lost Presidential campaigns,
He often lost temper too, and
Almost his life, in Vietnam.
Yet his stature becomes towering
His voice heartfelt bellowing
Living
Or
Passing.

Love, honor, courage,
Unwavering faith,
A great man, a real man,
His parting words echoing
over this land,
across the oceans foaming.

Thank you, McCain,
For what you have sown,
with a devoted life of your own.
Gone is our hero, but never gone,
Your character, your dreams, your ideals,
Seeded in our hearts today,
Blossoming on spring prairies, before long.

We will do what you cared about the most,
To keep the City’ light shining, on the hill.
Keep laughing in the Heavens, Hero,
Rest in peace, your unfinished,
We will.

© Joanne Tan, 8/26/2018

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