He thought he’d be a hero,
He, of Theater fame.
He had so much power and adulation,
John Wilkes Booth was his name.
He, and all within his station in life,
Detested President Abraham Lincoln.
He made the familiar and fatal mistake
Of thinking that everyone else felt the same.
When he killed Lincoln,
All of his fawning and fancy friends
Deserted and disowned him.
As they clutched their pearls
And grasped at their hearts in fake horror.
So John Wilkes Booth
Lives in infamy forever more.
“Sic Semper Tyrannis,”
“Thus Always To Tyrants,”
Now applies to him.