MY SENSE OF TIMING
Born the day Cornwallis|
Capitulated at Yorktown
Reborn the day that Lee
Surrendered at Appomattox.
With the first we established our liberty|
From the monarchy of England
With the second we consecrated our Union
Making good our pledge.
You may think me not a poet|
You may say I know nothing of rhyming
But even the least charitable among you
Must applaud my sense of timing.