january 20, 2009

at last…

On this day, we gather because we have chosen hope over fear, unity of purpose over conflict and discord.

On this day, we come to proclaim an end to the petty grievances and false promises, the recriminations and worn out dogmas, that for far too long have strangled our politics.

For everywhere we look, there is work to be done.

So let us mark this day with remembrance, of who we are and how far we have traveled.

“Let it be told to the future world … that in the depth of winter, when nothing but hope and virtue could survive … that the city and the country, alarmed at one common danger, came forth to meet [it].”

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~ by nibblepoems on January 20, 2009.

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