Ruth Bader GinsburgA Poem on the Death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg (1933-2020), by Joe Tessitore The Society September 22, 2020 Beauty, Culture, Poetry 13 Comments Supreme Farewell As every king and peasant must, A justice stands before the Just. We bid farewell to Sister Ruth, Who trembles now before the Truth. Joe Tessitore is a retired New York City resident and poet. NOTE: The Society considers this page, where your poetry resides, to be your residence as well, where you may invite family, friends, and others to visit. Feel free to treat this page as your home and remove anyone here who disrespects you. Simply send an email to email@example.com. Put “Remove Comment” in the subject line and list which comments you would like removed. The Society does not endorse any views expressed in individual poems or comments and reserves the right to remove any comments to maintain the decorum of this website and the integrity of the Society. Please see our Comments Policy here. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) 13 Responses Sally Cook September 22, 2020 Very nice, Joe. And the photograph is lovely. Reply Cindy Erlandson September 22, 2020 Perfect! Reply Leo Zoutewelle September 22, 2020 Thank you, Joe. Nobody could have said it better. Reply E. V. Wyler September 22, 2020 Short, but powerful. Even judges will one day be judged. Reply james sale September 22, 2020 Beautifully put – that last line gives me the shivers. Even the title is brilliant. Sometimes less is more – this is very excellent! Reply Susan Jarvis Bryant September 22, 2020 Joe, your hard-hitting words have been used sparingly and cleverly to make a powerful impact. This reader is reeling from their effect. Reply Beverly Stock September 22, 2020 Beautiful. Thank you. Reply C.B. Anderson September 22, 2020 Jesus, Joe! You never let up. I just hope that Trump nominates a worthy (and less liberal) successor. Reply Joseph S. Salemi September 22, 2020 MUCH LESS liberal, dammit. Reply Joe Tessitore September 23, 2020 C.B. It’s the fight of our lives, is it not? To let up is to die. At the very least, let us each, with smiles on our faces, take a few of them with us. Reply C.B. Anderson September 24, 2020 Joe T., May God smile upon you, and may your good minutes turn into hours, and may your bad ones be swept under the rug. Joe Tessitore September 22, 2020 Thank you all very much. A nod to my brilliant young friend Emily, who commented “Now she’ll know the Truth”, on hearing of Ms. Ginsburg’s death. Reply Margaret Coats September 22, 2020 Admirable, for the many reasons given above. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.