Newt you’re a conceptual genius,
your ideas and visions
challenge us, intrigue us.
Genius’ have special places in society;
places of respect and honor
but not places of trust – not today.
You spoke truths
that challenged common man
to break virtual barriers.
You shared visions
that intrigued even intellectuals,
intrigued them but scared them.
Fearlessness is essential
to the nature of heroes
but is no longer a trait of the masses.
We were once a nation of heroes;
we met brutal challenges
we faced down and conquered enemies.
That was a time when
a President Gingrich
could have ensured our future.
Now is also a time when
your truths and visions
could improve the world;
but our population of heroes
have become cringing spectators
and directionless mediators.