“Whether or not you voted for me, I want to hear your voice.”
– President Barack Obama, Inauguration speech
What am I believing in?
The change that is used in politics?
The change that I can apply to myself?
The change that brings a smile to my face?
The change that will chain my soul?
Yes, I want to change.
I want to be happy.
I want to be loving,
Letting go of the things I hate.
I hate to be in poverty
My hand’s tired of punching a timecard
For three decades I have been working,
My tour of duty in this life,
Till the day I die…
Oh, the change I need to have
Versus the change I have heard
Several times in my life --
President Clinton to Obama.
The overnight change:
An American becomes homeless
Started one, two, three,
Then thousands upon thousands become homeless
Waves after waves of homes ebb away
Never thought I would see this day…
But there is one thing unchanged,
My faith in God and Country.
Linh Duy Vo
12 March 2009 ©
Poem sent to 1600 Pennsylvania, Washington, DC.
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