Thank You, President Reagan


It’s never been more evident ~

The dividends of faith.
I’ve watched, a lifetime, these results.
But this ~ was simply great.

The hours of hymns, familiar to
A warrior, come of age;
The tributes, paid by each and all,
Quoted on front page! ...

The sorrow shown ~ not bitter,
Nor anguished, or forlorn;
Just the realization that you
Upstaged us going home.

But, with your love for fellow man,
We know you’ll still be true.
I can’t wait for Heaven, so I
Can shake hands with you!

Still, I want to exercise my "Thanks!"
You made it all so plain,
The reward for trusting Jesus;
The Hope that’s in His Name!


© 2004 by Joan Clifton Costner