Tuesday, March 20, 2012

A Tear for Bygone Greatness


MARGARET, THE BARONNESS THATCHER


Ronald Reagan--Ronaldus Magnus--is gone.

Pope John Paul II --the Great--too, is gone.

The Eastern European Communists are gone.

The Argentine Navy is gone.

Dust, dust in the wind.

Only Lady Thatcher remains.



Like Reagan in his final years--indeed, like Churchill in his, and, likely, JP2 as well--she sits alone in her quiet room, having earned her rest, barely remembering in her dotage the greatness she once represented.

But when she goes to meet her God, she will remember once again.

Will we? Can we?

Is it Lady Thatcher who has forgotten the past....

....or is it us?

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