Because his Christian father so esteemed
that German protester who dismissed the pope,
His name reached heights few would have ever dreamed
In our days of easy change and godless hope.
A posthumous nation drones: yes we can,
forgetting he was a Baptist preacher
a theologian—perhaps Republican . . .
I remember him as a scriptural teacher
Calling his country back to God. The haters
closed their hearts to the righteous prophetic word
(as today’s deck-shuffling race baiters).
Many who play that card still haven’t heard