Thursday, January 15, 2009

Inauguration Day

by Dave Schipper (c) 2009 Rose Riversongs

Their faces were all brimming
A melting pot over flowing
Historic, significant, incredible
No one grand word was possible.

They trekked from all over
States covering all corners
Just to see an oath taken
And watch barriers broken.

“Like winning a humanity lottery”
“And here she is: Living History”
“I remember separate water fountains”
“My boss approved my vacation”

All the stories set the scene
Filling streets as well as dreams
Tuesday, a new history begins
This country; never the same again.

Thanks to Olivia Barker’s article in the USA Today on 1/14/09 and the respective quotes from Dimitag Sullivan, Jaunita Blackshear, Saundra Kin, and Nasha Wanza.

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