Sonnet for JFK

portrait-jfkNovember Twenty-Second Sixty-Three
The motorcade came turning ‘round the bend
Shots rang out from the depository
Kennedy’s life came crashing to an end
Three shots they say from a crazed lone gunman
Oswald: A kook? A spook? Or Something more?
We watch the footage again and again
Strange characters become part of the lore
Ferrie, Shaw, Jack Ruby, Rose Charamie
CIA, Castro, even L.B.J.
Some proclaim: Conspiracy? Please Spare me!
Others, we study and wait for the day
When the truth be told, lest the heavens fall
And we can heal our wounds once and for all

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