August 23, 2011


Jack …


"Love is better than anger

Hope is better than fear

Optimism is better than despair

So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic

and we'll change the world."


Jack Layton, August 2011


even here I agree in whole

and disagree in part

of two minds

on our most dynamic force

since Trudeau

a swath of glorious colour

adorning the blandness of our house

a man everyone knew and

whether for or foe



I was never one of yours

a sideliner yet staunchly blue

but MAN! I joyed your glory

and the cause you hoped to win

I am saddened that at your peak

you lost it all

never having the chance

to enjoy your triumph


Jack ...
A poem by Peter Rhebergen

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