This post is a preface to my next post. I chose the words of Robert Frost for very specific reasons to add to my next post. The first being that he is a great poet and lives on in the hearts and minds of many people around the world. The second set of reasons is that he spoke at the inauguration of John Fitzgerald Kennedy. Originally he had written a poem called "Dedication" to read, but due to the sun's glare he could not read his words and with quick thinking read "The Gift Outright" which he had written in 1942 and touched many people's hearts that day. Robert Frost had predicted the election of JFK to the presidency in March 1959. He died shortly after midnight on January 29, 1963. I would like all of the folks who come by here and read my blog to think of the reason I chose the specific poem I did for my next post.
Often, I am rightly accused of being overly emotional and I am already getting teary eyed thinking of the next post. I hope people will understand why I chose the poem I did for my John F. Kennedy remembrance post. There are many times I fall into an emotional abyss thinking of our nation going from JFK to the later leaders we have had. John Kennedy was not perfect-none of us are, but I think he was the last President of the United States to always have America's best interests at heart in his decision making. He was a real man and a world class statesman. I was not even born yet during the Camelot years, but I get emotional looking at photos of JFK and Jacqueline and his beautiful family. I always think of the America that might have been, as opposed to the place our nation has become. Two roads- I think we wound up on the wrong one starting right after the despicable cowards and thugs murdered our last great president.