When I was young and eager and my world was oh so new
I fell in love with ideals as young persons often do
And found myself those heroes I would keep my whole life through
Now one of those was Nehru, to his values he was true
Then there’s Walter Reuther whose murder didn’t spin a clue,
General George Patton, the hero all red, white and blue !
Who recalls Doug MacArthur and the victories he drew
As he saved wartorn nations for the many from the few
Next came Kenneth Galbraith and economies that grew.
Teddy Roosevelt was keen and a giant prone to spew
Who made Panama Canal a reality to view,
Then Christ who made the promise I’m still looking forward to !