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Friday, January 23, 2009

POETRY FRIDAY- FOUND POEM


Our challenges
may be 
new.

The instruments 
with which we 
meet them
may be 
new.

But the values

upon which our 
success depends-

hard work
and honesty

courage 
and fair play

tolerance
and curiosity

loyalty 
and patriotism

these things
are old.

These things
are true.

They have been
the quiet force
of progress

throughout
our history.

What is required
of us now is 

a new era
of responsibility

a recognition
on the part 
of every American

that we have duties

to ourselves
our nation
and the world

duties
that we do not 
grudgingly accept

but rather 
seize gladly

firm in the knowledge
that there is nothing

so satisfying
to the spirit

so defining 
of character

than giving 
our all

to a difficult task.

Barack Obama
January 20, 2009



4 comments:

Kelly said...

Awesome!
I hope Americans do their part, strive to improve upon themselves and their community!

Laura Benson said...

President Obama's words are a call for all us to live our radiant best selves!
And just maybe Zay and K will be one of our next! With a Mom like you, that is sooooo possible xoxoxoxo
Hugs from Dubai!

Author Amok said...

Wow. Love the found poem.

laurasalas said...

Yum. Your spacing really captured the cadence of dramatic monolog. Lovely!