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Colin Powell: May He Be Given Grace

Gone now, and yet forever here to stay,
a giant among us, a soldier on display.
This folklore hero, patriot,
a veteran of the wars.
A statesman of the nation…
overcoming many bars.
Of immigrant descent, not hindering his ascent.
Ever toiling upwards, his rise…
without discontent.
A four-star general
and Secretary of State.
A servant of the nation
without rancor, without hate.
Not bound by party loyalty,
but servant to the hilt.
Republicans hail his glory,
the faith and trust he built.
And Democrats praise his conscience,
his moral fortitude…
Uplifting all to greater realms
with violence eschewed.
Kings, queens, and presidents salute him.
Nations bid him farewell.
His fame is without boundaries…
An international out-swell.
He inhabits now new pastures…
New challenges to face.
May he be granted favor.
May he be given Grace.

About this poem

This poem honors the memory of Colin Luther Powell, American four-star general and Secretary of State, who served his nation, the United States of America, with unflinching honor and dignity.

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Written on November 05, 2021

Submitted by karlcfolkes on November 05, 2021

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Karl Constantine FOLKES

Retired educator of Jamaican ancestry with a lifelong interest in composing poetry dealing particularly with the metaphysics of self-reflection; completed a dissertation in Children’s Literature in 1995 at New York University entitled: An Analysis of Wilhelm Grimm’s “Dear Mili” Employing Von Franzian Methodological Processes. The subject of the dissertation concerned the process of Individuation. more…

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