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Source: Colored American Magazine
Source type: magazine
Document type: poem
Document title: “William McKinley”
Author(s): Suarez, Cleveland
Date of publication: October 1901
Volume number: 3
Issue number: 6
Pagination: 441

Suarez, Cleveland. “William McKinley.” Colored American Magazine Oct. 1901 v3n6: p. 441.
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William McKinley (death: poetry); William McKinley (mourning: poetry).
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William McKinley

The silent air is musical with thought—
I hear the beating of the nation’s heart;
It cannot hush the aching tears of grief
Since one has passed into the perfect night.
The people bow their heads in the belief
He was a benefactor, faithful from the start.
O hero, martyr and the nation’s chief,
The fragrant breathing of the silver chimes
Is but the adieu;
We see no more the placid face
That stood to greet the benediction of a RACE.



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