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Testaments: Lyndon B. Johnson

This week, John Peeler presents "Testaments," a series of poems that take the form of valedictory statements by each of the postwar presidents, in the poetic manner of Edgar Lee Masters' Spoon River Anthology.

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Lyndon B. Johnson

Sweet irony!
Bobby and the liberal crowd?
I strong-armed through
the liberal laws they couldn’t pass.
They hated me; I showed them up.
A damned great President I’d have been
but for that god-damned war.

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