In the Pride of Extraordinary Men
By Allison Rose Phelan
I come from bloodlines of extraordinary men:
Iconic men who made everything from nothing on both sides;
Who spun brilliance from tragedy and redemption from difficulty;
Who were always destined to leave unfillable vacuums when they died;
Who cast shadows too big to even fathom while alive.
I come from bloodlines of extraordinary men
On both sides.
I think of them and I feel love;
I feel joy;
I feel inspiration;
I feel thankfulness;
I feel pride.