Al Winans: Remembering RFK

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Photo of Robert Kennedy and I taken at his Senate Office in 1966.

A short poem.

The funeral train passes by carrying
His body

A sea of faces stretched out
As far as the eye can see
waving, openly weeping

Sparks fly from heated rails
Clickity-clack, clickity-clack
Sings its sad song along
The railway track

A solemn brother stands alone
At the back of the caboose
Lost in deep thought

Clickity-clack, clickity-clack
Sings its sad song along
The railroad track

Al Winans