Monday, November 10, 2008

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Our Election

HARRY MARTIN POLIS, poet-philosopher

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Last week was unique. It was wonderful. First, the Phillies won the World Series. Then, our candidate, Barack Obama, was elected the 44th President of the United States. All over America, people were crying and dancing in the streets! There was Jesse Jackson, Oprah, and even …….. Matthews crying. And me. For the last two years, along with many other people, I have prayed Barack Obama would become our President. I read the Philly, New York, and Delaware newspapers, and watch the pundits on MSNBC. I understood why it was imperative for our nation to elect Obama. And we did it! I thank God that President Obama won 52% of the vote.
The people who fought for and laid down their lives for Civil Rights are crying for joy. No one believed we would see this day. Children called their parents to share the joy. We have not arrived yet, but we are on the road. It was the time for celebration.
From Kansas and Hawaii, from parents American and Kenyan, a brilliant leader has emerged. We all pray he can bring us out of the pain and sorrow President Bush has brought on us. Truly, there is no one more able. We have elected a man who has a good chance of being great.
Copyright 2008 by Harry Martin Polis and edited by Jaynee Levy-Polis
Harry is available for lectures and entertainment with stories and poetry. Contact SCOOP USA, or e-mail Harry.



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