Poem: Marta

A quiet beauty graced with towering intellect,
who oversees her private aims and public goals.
Compelled by honor, yet with her emotions checked,
she gives direction, disciplines, inspires, consoles,
the ones who follow her and call her friend.

For those who may not comprehend her high ideals,
or fail to grasp just what this woman’s all about,
need only but to watch and wait as she reveals,
the credo that her mien and actions fairly shout,
which her companions cannot but commend.

Marta Villacorta was the Director of Region IV of the Florida Department of Corrections and before that the Superintendent at South Florida Reception Center. A politico to be sure, yet I found her to be highly principled and attentive to her duty. We did not always agree, but I liked and respected her.

About Louis William Rose

“I am an advocate for Liberty. What I do for Liberty I do not do for profit or fame. I seek no office other than the office of parliamentarian, and no reward other than for myself and my fellow men and women to live in a free country.” Louis William Rose is a lifelong student of parliamentary procedure and political process. He has served as parliamentarian for various organizations. A political philosopher, poet, singer, and writer, his articles have been published on-line and in pro-liberty papers in Florida, Kentucky, Georgia, and Montana. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of North Florida, graduating summa cum laude in 2004, with an additional two years of graduate work in political philosophy. Mr. Rose is an outspoken supporter of the basic rights of man, especially freedom of speech, association, religion, individual rights to personal defense and property, and of republican, constitutional forms of government. He is married to the lovely Jamy Sue Rose, an award winning nature photographer and a Florida Master Naturalist and guide. He has two sons, Edward, a hydroponic farmer in the panhandle of Florida, and Alexander, a successful real estate developer.
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