Mitch Wapen who loves to write limericks sent this to me today with this picture of Jack Layton:
"When I learned of Jack's demise, it hit me like a brick.
I KNEW that he had cancer, but not how very sick.
"Le bon Jack" in Quebec,
was given a blank cheque...
to make the country more like him,
without his walking stick."
It's not a sonnet, not even a homage; only a glimpse into how two ordinary Canadians (Mitch is an honorary Canadian!) are thinking and speaking about Jack Layton on this sad day.