– honest abe –

Honest Abe, Honest Abe,

the figure I aspire to be.

Honest Abe, Honest Abe,

figure me out; inspire me.


The truth I long to cling to,

a surely moral creature.

No man, mortal, or moron

can dull such virtuous feature.


Honest Abe, Honest Abe,

take this heart and turn it earnest.

Honest Abe, Honest Abe,

candor – aid me to learn this.


I search the roads, high and low,

hoping to cross Abe’s wisdom,

but the chicken standing on the curb

relishes in this insincere prison.


I try in these trying times,

truth in its splendor I crave.

I reason with such frivolous rhymes

for I don’t believe in all I pray.

It is why I reach out my hand,

emerge from under shade.

If trust can be put into any man,

Lord let it be Honest Abe.


D.J. Whisenant


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