Poem for Barack

Poem for Barack (2012)

Back in windy city where it began,
Many questioned whether hope still lived,
Whether among depression it remained,
Whether light still shone from the waning flame.
But you did it,
The magician conjured,
Your words still filled with wonder,
Still filled with promise, a dream,
A hope resilient,
A dream still potent,
Yes you could, yes you still can,
You gave back hope again.

“It moves forward because of you. It moves forward because you reaffirmed the spirit that has triumphed over war and depression, the spirit that has lifted this country from the depths of despair to the great heights of hope, the belief that while each of us will pursue our own individual dreams, we are an American family, and we rise or fall together as one nation and as one people.” B.Obama.