Dawning of a New Day

An ocean of humanity, gathered

Excitement surging into view

A wave breaking on the shores of dreams

Hope becoming…a people renewed


A prophet’s dream came true

And before us now stands

Speaking words of solemn vow

With freedom’s Bible under hand


More than a man, or an office

A people’s hopes personified

Our past turning to face redemption

Our dreams and values realized


With hope, again, resident among us

We are called forth to a shared work

To lead and serve our brothers and sisters,

Caring for our nation, the world and this earth


This calling stirs within us

From this work we cannot shy away

For history will remind us,

We were witness to the dawning of a new day.


By Kelley Mata – January 21, 2009 ©

Inauguration of President Obama

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