A Poem of Loss in Leadership and Tragedy


When terror strikes on our land

Like the streets of Boston

My heart mourns for the evil that prevails

I miss our former leader Bush

Who knew how to convey a message that terror will not stand.
He brought a gentleness to tragedy not seen today

Holding back tears of emotion for families and friends

Effected by cowardice evil

While holding the strength and stance

That America’s freedom loving people will not sway.

Oh, how I miss the strength of leadership especially now

Comfort from patriotism

A leader who loves his country beyond all measure

Knowing that in all uncertainty

The leader of the free world will not bow.

There’s a great void missing in our nation

Strength of character

Love of country

Leading with grace under pressure

Transparency and Constitutional conviction.

Boston celebrates Patriots Day to honor those in battle and war

Who fought for freedom from tyranny

Now we will remember terror in a marathon

A reflection that freedom is still costly

And liberty for all is to be defended even more.

In times of pain and suffering we look to those who lead

There’s a great loss in our nation

It shows in times of terror

We are broken in pieces

We need a leader who unites, especially in great times of need.


Julie Klose

Virginia Politichick Julie Klose is a freelance writer and blogger. Julie covers all topics related to US and foreign politics but is particularly passionate about social issues. She is pro-life and has interviewed different people and organizations within the pro-life movement. Julie has been featured on several radio shows for her conservative opinions. She is a contributing writer and content editor for Barbwire.com. When she is not dabbling in political writing, she enjoys blogging on her personal blog site at www.thevelvetbrick.org where she mixes it up about faith, family, and politics. You can find Julie on Twitter @thevelvetbrick1 or on her Facebook page The Velvet Brick.

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