On this, President Lincoln’s 203 birthday…
Here’s a sentiment I’m sure more than one Confederate soldier expressed. Yes, a bit odd for a poem commemorating the President’s birthday, but I like to keep things…fresh.
Sure, I’d let’em eat some cake,
make a wish and blow out them candles -
but war is war. So, after I sung
him his birthday song,
I’d slide my knife ‘cross his neck-
let life trickle from him like sryup
trickles from a tree. Ain’t no hate
in it. I just wanna go home.
Truth be told, I’d drain Mr. Davis, too -
if it would get me home.
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