Posted: April 17, 2012 by briannaadkins in Abraham Lincoln -- A Life in Poems, BriannaA

Wasn’t long ’til they caught him,

eleven days.

John Wilkes Boothe is his name.

They say he’s the one that shot the President..

him and eight others.

Said they thought they was helping the South.

Didn’t help me none.

FOOTNOTE: John Wilkes Boothe, the assassin of President Lincoln, was shot and killed eleven days after Lincoln died. Eight other conspirators were punished for their involvment.


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