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Author Name: Freevictor69 13 Comments
Date Added: November 06, 2008 10:11:21 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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A New Dawn

History has changed

The people born from now on

Will not know the struggle that it took

The changes that were made

The sacrifices given

 

And we should be grateful

Grateful that they will never know

The pain that a whole race was put through

Just to put a tick on a piece of paper

We should be grateful we lived to see it

 

As I opened my eyes this morning

I saw a new dawn

The sun shone a little brighter

The wind was softer

The rain not quite so wet

 

The road ahead is a long one

There will be twists and turns

Hurdles will seem too high to get over

But after the events just past

We know nothing is impossible

Author's Notes:
The thing that i admire most about the President elect, is that he never bothered to play the race card! He is painfully aware of what people gave up and suffered for him to get to the Whitehouse. But he made the journey on the back of his policy and personality.
 
These events have made the world buzz, here in England, peoples eyes have been opened to new possibilities. I wish your new President well.
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Comments:
Comment By: Freeguest_writer on August 30, 2009 10:42:47 AM Report
great poem. i hope the all the crises in your country  will be solved. i knew your country will improve. my country (Philippines)wouldn't for now because its leaders are too corrupt. i hope your leaders will do their jobs well and serve as good examples. and sir this has nothing to do with your poem but you look handsome!

Comment By: FreeHanane on July 17, 2009 12:13:45 PM Report
Nice piece. as smart as gouvernment is.

 

You would have acted pretty good if you worked as a diplomat.

Comment By: FreePamela A. Lamppa on April 1, 2009 08:02:39 PM Report
You are kind with your words and our new president is a breath of fresh air with a mountain of work ahead.  It will take a long time before change is evident in the U.S.  But we have made good strides and that gives me faith in humanity.  ((hug))  Thank you for this. ~Pamela
Comment By: FreeLeonard Wilson on December 26, 2008 05:42:25 PM Report
I believe Obama is the right man for the right time. God knows America needs someone they can respect in the highest office.. We just went through eight years of fascism, any way you look at it. I mean, Cheny has admitted to approving waterboarding...a practice WE hung people for after WW2...len
Comment By: FreeHenry M. on December 1, 2008 04:34:57 PM Report
Being a Republican, I will wait and see how well he handles the pressures of running the country. I won't lie, he has a lot to fix here and the jury will be out until he proves his mettle!  By the way, Happy birthday John!   Henry
Comment By: PremiumJoe McNinney on November 16, 2008 03:53:04 PM Report
I love this piece John and I love Roger's comment below. Joe
Comment By: FreeAlison Storm Wolf on November 9, 2008 04:59:40 PM Report
and so say all of us1 Its going to be interesting but he has the majority behind him and a world dog tired of people like Bush.
Stormy x

Comment By: PremiumDavid Turner on November 9, 2008 07:38:07 AM Report
Absolutely right - it is amazing here in Britain to hear so many young women going about how it is waste of time voting!

 

David

Comment By: FreeBarbara Demasson on November 7, 2008 07:58:02 PM Report
So true, nothing is impossible. This is one dawn I'm happy to have lived to see. Well said John.

 

~Barbara~

Comment By: FreeAdri on November 7, 2008 09:52:51 AM Report
Very well said.  Change is good and most of the time what is needed
I second your wishes! May we all be so determent and hard working to succeed in what we really want.
Great write dear! 

Adri x

Comment By: FreeGlata on November 7, 2008 06:45:08 AM Report
I had voted for McCain, but not due to racial issues...more for the "experience" factor...but Obama shows a charisma that I think the world will respond to, and he will be able to make a great difference...The "Change we can  believe in," if you will.

It's time now for the USA  to pull together behind our upcoming Commander in Chief...for a nation divided can never rise to its potential.

I hope and pray that his term(s) in office will be productive and healing for, not just the nation, but for the world and its relation to us.

A powerful and supportive write, Brother John...

Hugs!

Glata

Comment By: FreeShe Whispers on November 6, 2008 10:40:06 PM Report
We will all see what the future holds for us all!!
 I never hear from you ... hope your world is grand!!
 ~ She Whispers

Comment By: FreeRoger Bacon on November 6, 2008 07:03:49 PM Report

After Obama was announced the president elect I went outside to catch some fresh air and absorb what had just happened and the half moon caught my eye.  I wondered if it was waning or waxing.  After reading your poetry I feel certain it was waxing, getting stronger and brighter above us. 


 






 


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