Tribute to Sen. Ted Kennedy

August 26th, 2009

Ted Kennedy died last night.

He was the Lion of the Senate.

He served his country all his life

Until cancer loomed to end it.


In the Senate over 40 years

(only 5 others have done so).

He carried the liberal banner.

To lose him is a blow.


Excoriated by the Right,

His style was bipartisan.

All his major bills

Had co-sponsors Republican.


For 15 months he battled cancer,

Stoically enduring that trial

Supported by family, and friends

From both sides of the aisle.


Last of a legendary group,

The brothers Kennedy.

Patriarch of a great family,

American royalty.


Looking back upon his record

And illustrious career,

The only thing that’s left to say:

Senator, we wish you were still here.

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