“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”  President Barack Obama

Patricia Newman Harris wrote these inspirational words in honor of our new president.


Free At Last


I never thought we would see

This day in our history.

Until now it was only a dream

That one man esteemed

Long ago

Who would know

When he said the words, Free at last

That we would see his dream come to pass,

A new day, when an old chapter would come to an end

And a new chapter would begin?

New frontiers are about to be explored

On what was once distant shores.

Martin, we wish you were here

To give Obama a cheer,

To see the beginning of a new day.

It is a new day, a new day for you and for me

A day when we all can agree

To come together, casting aside the issues of color and race,

Facing whatever needs to be faced,

Standing as one nation, under God, one color one creed.

Yes, we still have hungry people to feed,

An economy to restore, and disillusionments to erase

But we have reached this place,

A place where we can look ahead without fear.

For we now know that our hope is near,

A place where we can have hope

Above all hopes,

A place where we can write a new story on the pages of time

For new generations to find.

We stand with pride

On behalf of every black man and woman that has died.

We will never stop reaching for the dream,

We will keep on living the dream,

For we know we can rest in the belief of a man who says, “Yes, we can.”

And lean on the promise of one who believed that we would be free at last,

Martin, thank God almighty, we are free at last!



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One Response to Change

  1. buddha says:

    I was browsing the blogosphere in search of intelligent life and I stopped to say hello!
    I’m also looking to find some friends.

    Love, peace and prosperity!

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