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Thursday, December 11, 2008

GRANT PARK, CHICAGO, NOVEMBER 4, 2008, poem by Ginny Wells

Image from Daily Mandala


Wave on wave they come--

Those who answered the call,

Rang doorbells,

Gave money,

Gathered the dreamers

From all points,


Made videos,

Sent emails,

Until it seems

Victory is assured

For their candidate--

They fill the park

To overflowing,

Watching giant televisions

For latest numbers,

Standing for hours

Without complaint,

A sea of beatific smiles.

One state following another

Going their way.

Happiness grows

Until finally there are enough

Votes to claim Obama

The Next President of the United States !

Their work has transformed

A dream into actuality.

Their faith has made manifest

All their hopes.

Now the man himself appears

To the sounds of cheers

Unfurling like a flag in the breeze.

Smiling, waving, strong,

He expresses gratefulness

To all who have made this possible

Then speaks of the tasks ahead

And the crowd is hushed.

Around the president-elect

In the misty light

An aura of another man


Tall, bearded, brooding,


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This poem is by Virginia Wells, whose poetry I've posted here before:

The Glass Screen, & Aphrodite

Jim -- Last Spring, & Beginnings

I had intended to post the above Obama poem sooner, but life has a way of intefering while we're making other plans. :-) But I don't think there's any danger that the amazement of this election will wear off anytime soon. And isn't that ending image simply wonderful!

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‘til next time, keep dreaming,

**** [aka: Patricia Kelly] **** If you wish to copy or use any of my writing or poems, please email me for permission (under “View my complete profile”)****My other blogs: ROSWILA’S TAROT GALLERY & JOURNAL and ROSWILA’S TAIGA TAROT, and Yahoo DREAMJIN: Group for Dreamku – Haiku-Like Dream Poems ****


At 6:03 PM , Blogger Tumblewords: said...

It still makes me smile! Your blog is always a source of good things!

At 9:08 PM , Blogger Roswila said...

Hi again Tumblewords,

I'm delighted you enjoyed your visit!

Fortunately, I still find blogging a fun pursuit. Just wish I had more time for it. Now that I'm involved with a wonderful man he's managed to take up a good deal of time that used to go to other things. I'm not complaining, of course. :-) Just a bit amazed to be like a teenager when I'm turning 65. LOL!


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