All I can say is wow - I thought it might happen but was very nervous it wouldn't and now it has. I watched the television for awhile and then had to get out into the world to be with others and celebrate this historic moment. I voted for Obama in the caucuses back in February - and yesterday went to the same school to vote again. I showed up at 7 am and the line was around the building, waited over an hour but well worth it. The world will know what America is again.
excerpt from Langston Hughes' Let America Be America Again:
(thanks to facebook friends)
O, let America be America again--
The land that never has been yet--
And yet must be--
the land where every man is free.
The land that's mine--
the poor man's, Indian's, Negro's, ME--
Who made America,
Whose sweat and blood, whose faith and pain,
Whose hand at the foundry, whose plow in the rain,
Must bring back our mighty dream again.
Sure, call me any ugly name you choose--
The steel of freedom does not stain.
From those who live like leeches on the people's lives,
We must take back our land again,America!
O, yes,I say it plain,
America never was America to me,
And yet I swear this oath--
America will be!