Vainly he reached toward the sky,
In hope of finding purer light. He was
Not aware that striving for the light would
Cause unbearable tensions and despairs. His
Endeavors tangled with thorns that
Never cared for those they speared.
Terror coursed through the White House.
For him, the innocent who could not
Overlook the stark hypocrisy of politics,
Suicide beckoned as clear as Circe’s call.
Too many failed promises bled his strength,
Ending in the final act for Hope’s* other son.
Rose’s** best left Arkansas and died too soon.
* Vincent and Bill Clinton came from Hope, Arkansas.
** Rose was the law firm they worked for in Arkansas.