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When the Lilacs Bloom and Other Poems
Source type: book
Document type: poem
Document title: “Our Hero”
Author(s): Galloway, Julia R.
Publisher: Richard G. Badger
Place of publication: Boston, Massachusetts
Year of publication: 1905
Pagination: 31

Galloway, Julia R. “Our Hero.” When the Lilacs Bloom and Other Poems. Boston: Richard G. Badger, 1905: p. 31.
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William McKinley (death: poetry); William McKinley (poetry).
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William McKinley.

Our Hero


President William McKinley

Say not our hero died,
     Sweet be his sleep!
Pause not to murmur then,
     Pause not to weep!

For though his clay we lay
     Low ’neath the sod,
Back the triumphant soul
     Turns to its God.

His be the laurel crown,
     Nobly ’twas won!
His be the plaudit now,
     “Servant, well done.”

Soldier and statesman, friend,
     Tender and true;
Oft shall the thought of thee
     Our faith renew.

Tell me not then “He died,”
     Whisper it never;
Lives spent in noble deeds
     Live on forever!