Saturday, February 20, 2016

Obama Skips Scalia Funeral

In a moving ceremony led by his priest son, Justice Scalia was laid to rest
A judge of great intellect yet lacking personal diviseness all who knew him would attest
A lasting testimony that on issues men and women can disagree
While not allowing personal animosity to run unchecked, to run free
The man who promised hope and change and a people to unite
Sadly, the most divisive president we have ever had was nowhere in sight
A chance to put country ahead of politics as we face in Scalia’s replacement another bitter fight
A chance to try to mend fences and get out from under this partisanship, rabid blight
A photo op of Obama instead in the White House carrying binders of potential replacement picks
Of choices if any are confirmed who will for decades a shift to his left on this nation stick.
No great schedule conflicts of note but at least this president did not choose to a round of golf play
Sulking over the missed opportunity and knowing that even if there on TV his face would not have been displayed.
© February 20, 2016, Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet
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