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Emancipation Proclamation

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

“And by virtue of the power, and purposes aforesaid…”

Never approved of slaveholdin’. Never will.

“I do order and declare that all persons held as slaves within said designated states..”

Don’t believe they’re equal, don’t believe they’re the same as us.

“…and parts of the States, are, and henceforward shall be free.”

Just believe they have the right to be free.

FOOTNOTE: On January 01, 1863, Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, freeing all salves.

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Meet the Lincolns

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

He wasn’t really my type,

talk, soft-spoken, and he hated the idea of slavery.

But..there was just something,

the confidence radiated off him like rays of sunshine.

Sure. We made an odd couple,

but we a strong couple.

The Lincolns..

there’s a name you’ll be here quite often.

FOOTENOTE: In 1940, Abe married Mary Todd. She came from a wealthy slave-holding family in Kentucky.

The Milk Sickness

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

I sat beside, every night

watching.

Her frail body, delusional state,

pain and gasps for air.

Now..she suffers no more.

FOOTNOTE: At the age of nine, Lincoln witnessed the death of his mother, Nancy. She died from Tremetol, commonly known as the milk sickness.

A Midwife’s Tale

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

It was close to night fall when my brother Abraham came to see me.

Said Tom Lincoln’s lady was havin’ a baby, and he needed my help.

Well..I ain’t no midwife, but I’ve watched mama enough times to know.

We got to the log cabin just in time. She was ready.

It was sunup when he came, a purty baby boy.

Why, you never saw a father more proud than Tom Lincoln.

Those chestnut oak walls housed one of God’s greatest gifts.

“This here boy is Abraham Lincoln.”

  • FOOTENOTE: Tom and Nancy Lincoln had their second child, their first son, Abraham Lincoln on February 12, 1809. He was named after Tom’s father.