The Honorable Elijah E. Cummings (January 18, 1951 – October 17, 2019)

He died
mid-stride
in the most important
governmental ride
since Nixon’s slide.
He checked everyone’s pride
in stride
and would chide
those who sought to hide
behind misplaced political pride.
In hospice, on his death bed,
he tried
to provide
care for victimized
children by issuing
subpoenas
to keep the children
at the border alive
and help them thrive.
Long ago he did decide
to follow the gospel ride,
justice to provide.
His reputation is worldwide
and his future in God’s grace
is well testified.
Thank you, Brother Elijah,
good and faithful servant.

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