Saturday, October 30, 2010

a legend

his stature carries through centuries
not a legacy of one country,
transcends boundary
yet I find
"Abraham Lincoln was a lot shorter than I thought he would be"

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"Abraham Lincoln was a lot shorter than I thought he would be..." is from Saturday Centus...

24 comments:

Sue said...

Good one. It makes me think...

(And that's not easy on a Saturday morning!)

=)

Viki said...

I guess I never thought much about what Abraham Lincoln's legacy meant to the world. You gave me an new perspective.

5thsister said...

Very nice! The perspective from someone living elsewhere on this beautiful planet was a refreshing read.

jfb57 said...

You have certainly been careful with the number of words but have painted a great picture!

Judie said...

I wondered how bloggers around the world would handle this prompt, and now I know! Excellently!

Kat said...

Nicely done. It's interesting to hear what people from other countries think of the man. Kat

Jackie said...

straight up! That's what I'm talking about .... nicely done .

Anna said...

It takes a poet and a mathematician to pull this one off!
Very nice.

(I am still thinking about a title for your other poem!)

Best wishes,
Anna

Anna's SC-Shake-up-post Week 26

Deborah said...

This is so good, very well done!!

Susannah said...

Nicely done. :-)

My Saturday Centus

Brian Miller said...

hehe. a fun 160. perhaps the man overcame the height?

my 160

Strummed Words said...

I thought he was tall and thin!
Halloween Grinch

PattiKen said...

It's the ones who turn to be much taller than you expected who are really scary.

Cheryl said...

His legacy rippled. Thanks for pointing that out to this ugly American.

gospelwriter said...

history has proven time and again, we should never underestimate the short of stature - although they might not be the best picks for our basketball teams... :)

Monkey Man said...

Interesting perspective.

liv2write2day said...

A lot shorter and a lot wiser than anyone thought he would be! He had a disorder called acromegaly (pituitary) in which the bones of the face were larger in proportion to the rest of his body and I guess that gave the impression that he should be taller!

Jenny said...

How in the heck did you layer all this meaning into less then 50 words?

That is some skilled writing for sure!

This was a neat perspective and a sweet little gem of a link.

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Malisa said...

Nicely put! You said so much in those few words. I just posted my story. Hope you will stop by and read it.

Malisa

RawknRobynsGoneBlogWild said...

This is a profound, poetic piece. Nicely done.
xoRobyn

Terra said...

oh so well written, easy to read...well done

cj Schlottman said...

This is beautiful, and it serves as a great reminder to all of us who are fortunate enough to live in the USA that we are truly blessed. And it's wonderful to hear you say what a great impact this man had on the entire world.

Heartfelt thanks..........cj

Tgoette said...

Very thoughtful and creative take on the prompt. Excellent job!