A Cheap Poetic Tribute to Our Late and Beloved President

For years after Kennedy died, people were hawking items and making money off his memory. I visited many a house as a kid who had some sort of doodad or plate hanging on the wall. One of the more popular pieces of memorabilia had a poem called “Special Delivery from Heaven” printed on it.

Although the sentiment of the poem of them is nice. It was written by 15 year old Barbara Jones. When the poem was written, Barbara was a sophomore at Sacred Heart High School in Yonkers, New York. I am pretty sure Barbara had no idea when she wrote it that it would be re-printed in every paper and plastered on mahogany and stuck in every smoke choked living room in New Jersey.

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2 thoughts on “A Cheap Poetic Tribute to Our Late and Beloved President

  1. Brian Boone says:

    It’s better if you read it in the JFK voice and insert “I, uh, er, uh” in the middle of every line.

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