Monday, January 21, 2013

Inauguration Day (A Poem)

I wrote this poem in February 2009 in my creative writing class.

Inauguration Day

The Lincoln Memorial that morning
Seemed to reflect the unusually bright sun.
He spoke to the people a warning
Of the struggles and pain to come.

It was the day of his inauguration.
Trumpets sounded, wide smiles on the screen,
An event viewed across the nation.

A grandmother waits, calm and serene,
Imagining her own grandmother
Never having the chance to see this day.
Marching on Washington, holding one another
Knowing they’d find a better way.

A sigh, a laugh, that hopeful gleam
In his eye. 
He lives the dream.