|"Lincoln - The Biography of a Nation" Fred Kaplan|
It's quite a novelty to absorb a biography
graced with Lincoln's genius of persuasion,
admire a politician;
revel in integrity of a cause contentious -
know healing was hard won,
in some corners, still sought.
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As a nation, too often partisan becomes policy,
civility's tossed aside, and the adversary we court,
if we pause to notice, often resembles us.
by Margaret Bednar, November 3, 2016
This is linked with "Imaginary Garden with Real Toads - Get Listed "What Fresh Hell is This". We were to ponder this upcoming USA Presidential election with the style of Dorothy Parker or Oscar Wilde in mind (doubt I accomplished that task) We were also given a word list and asked to use at least 3. I used 5 (or versions of ): novel, toss, look (notice), enemy (adversary), and cause.