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.