Dear Aaron Burr
History’s eyes once saw you in a harsh light.
The nation lashed at you with disparaging remarks.
I imagine their detestment and despicery.
Granted, you killed a Founding Father,
But there are two sides to every story.
With Hamilton having his told,
Yours was spoken of as well.
We forgive you, Aaron Burr;
Or, at least I do.
You were a man who succumbed to human error.
You were a man who fell to ethical misfortune.
However, let’s remember, Burr: you weren’t the only one.
Hamilton had his flaws.
Your mistake was agreeing to a duel,
Yet envy seems to be the worst of the two.
The devil enjoys toying with the weak of heart.
Jealousy devoured your soul as you witnessed Hamilton reach a social zenith.
That man taunted and enraged you; he behaved like a child.
However, he was a cunning manchild who was as petty as he was intelligent.
He was determined to make the world demonize you, just out of spite.
It is that historical low-blow that makes me g