If dire was the dart,
Stronger was your heart.
If bitter was the frown of the sombre Night,
Sweeter was the smile of your soulful Light.
If unseen, O world, is Kennedy,
More so is God's Fulfilment-Tree.
If realised his vision, giant sacrifice,
Closer are the blessings of the golden skies.

Jacqueline, to the world you offered
your very own.
Bathed in your tears and courage,
today's world is grown.
Sri Chinmoy, Kennedy: The Universal Heart, Aum Press, Puerto Rico, 1973