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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Goodbye, Mr. President

Goodbye, Mr. President,
I guess the time has come for you to,
Pack up all your things and turn the page,
So I was thinking as you left,
I’d try to write a song to tell you,
What so many of us want to say.

For all those sleepless nights,
I am sure you must have had,
For all the prayers I’m sure you prayed,
For how you tried to lead us when the way was so unclear,
I am sure it wasn’t always evident,
But thank you Mr. President!

Goodbye, Mr. President,
You will not be forgotten,
All the courage and the hope you helped us find,
I can’t imagine how it felt,
To stand where you were standing,
And to try to make the calls you thought were right.

So for those sleepless nights,
I am sure you must have had,
That put those lines around your eyes,
For how you carried the weight,
Even when the lights went out,
I am sure you’ll never know how much it meant,
I thank you, Mr. President.

So for those days ahead,
When they write about the past,
And everybody has their say,
From all of us who know,
You gave us everything you could,
We hope you will remember this,
Thank you, Mr. President!
Goodbye, Mr. President.

—Steven Curtis Chapman


At 11:41 AM, Blogger Ashleigh said...


At 1:13 PM, Blogger Kelsey Donahue said...

I absolutely love this. I think I may post this on my blog too if you don't mind...I think it's a great poem that should be shared. :)

At 1:52 PM, Blogger Suzanne said...


Feel free to!

At 10:30 AM, Blogger WordWrangler said...

I really like this. ALOT. Can I post it, too?

At 11:53 AM, Blogger Suzanne said...

Sure, Donna! Go for it.


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