In God They Trusted

The Declaration of Dependence Our Presidents Have Voiced

We honor former Presidents
who steered our Ship of State.
In powdered wig or blow-dried hair,
each made our nation great.

Each took an oath acknowledging
a Higher Power’s aid.
And in an office oval-shaped,
each squared his knees and prayed.

Each understood America’s
uniquely servant role
in planting freedom’s seeds abroad
no matter what the toll.

Those living and those long-since dead
found strength in one short phrase.
“In God We Trust” was grounds for hope
on good (and stressful) days.

And so we think of George and Abe,
of Gerald, Jimmy, Bill
and all the others in the list
who sought God for His will.