"Some man!" When all is said and done
And written of George Washington,
That common argot of the street
Brings forth a picture more complete
Than phrases by word-weavers spun.
"Some man!" Great-hearted, great of frame,
in triumph and defeat the same,
Who mastered first himself and then
Mastered and served his fellow man,
Leaving to Time the thought of fame.
"Some man!" Because he went his way
Wearing his courage like a shield,
Great in the counsel or the field,
A whole world thunders forth today,