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Friday, November 7, 2008

POETRY FRIDAY- FOUND POEM


This victory 
alone

is not 
the change
we seek.

It is only
the chance

for us 

to make 
that change.

And that
cannot happen

if we
go back
to the way
things were.

It cannot happen
without you

without
 a new spirit
of service
a new spirit
of sacrifice

So let us summon
a new spirit
of patriotism

of responsibility

where each of us
resolves 

to pitch in
and work harder

and look after
not only ourselves

but each other.

Barack Obama
Chicago, November 4, 2008

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5 comments:

TadMack said...

Hey, this is neat!

Yat-Yee said...

A call to arms, I mean, action!

Mary Lee said...

AMEN!

Lauren said...

I shared this with my students today. They were SO excited to have some of his words in writing!

Cloudscome said...

Amen amen amen. I love his words!