Saturday, August 27, 2011

Thinking of Jack Layton

Jack Layton Portrait by DevinAJohnston
Jack Layton Portrait, a photo by DevinAJohnston on Flickr.
My friend 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.

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