The Real Art Of The Deal

Listen. I was never a George Bush fan.

Probably even called him a nasty name or two.

Thought he was incompetent and way too conservative.

Oh, but that was then, this is now.


What I’ve come to see is this – perspective matters.

And no matter what I may have believed about his politics,

it was ever so apparent that he loved his country.

That was true in the heat of the then

that I can see so much more clearly now


Today I stopped by the library

found myself standing face to face with history

holding George’s portraits of courage

a commander in chief’s tribute

to America’s warriors

painstakingly rendered in oil

with eyes that capture the soul

and the still beating heart of the brave


Page by page, so clearly illuminated

in living color and contrasting hues

is a love pure and simple and honest –

true reflection of all that’s at stake,

so much truer now than it ever was then.

About katemccarrollmoore

Kate Moore’s passion is literacy, and she serves as a mentor teacher and staff developer throughout the greater Bay Area. Kate served three terms as the City of San Ramon's Poet Laureate (2012-2018); she also teaches poetry writing workshops for children and adults. Kate holds a Doctorate in Educational Leadership for Social Justice from California State University, East Bay, an M.A. in Teacher Leadership from St. Mary’s and a B.A. in English Education from SUNY Albany. She and Bob Moore are the proud parents of four beautiful grown daughters, and the smitten grandparents of six beautiful children who fill them with hope for the future.
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