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dear america...

Posted by the prisoner's wife On 10:03 PM

Dear America,
you did it, baby. You lived
up to your promise

even though it took
some time, you defied history
& got it right.

dear America,
today I see for the first time
what Jefferson hoped

when you were born
anything was possible
and for the first time

          I feel he was right

(c) me, just now...on the dawn of a new day (Nov. 4th, 2008)

14 Response to 'dear america...'

  1. http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2008/11/dear-america.html?showComment=1225867500000#c4512894652752052930'> Tuesday, November 04, 2008 10:45:00 PM

    America is starting to her act toghether, and I'm loving it.


  2. Lovebabz Said,
    http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2008/11/dear-america.html?showComment=1225892700000#c6765330972744064719'> Wednesday, November 05, 2008 5:45:00 AM

    It is the beginning of a shift in consciousness in Amerca.

    It is good to be alive.


  3. Christina Said,
    http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2008/11/dear-america.html?showComment=1225896960000#c2494818422804105792'> Wednesday, November 05, 2008 6:56:00 AM

    This is such a blessing! We are here to witness this and it feels so good!

    ; )


  4. http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2008/11/dear-america.html?showComment=1225909800000#c8763676269893243060'> Wednesday, November 05, 2008 10:30:00 AM

    Beautiful poem for a beautiful beginning. I'm so proud of this country--and The Obamas!


  5. Sista GP Said,
    http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2008/11/dear-america.html?showComment=1225914180000#c5142255660817464770'> Wednesday, November 05, 2008 11:43:00 AM

    I hope this rollercoaster ride continues and we all stay involved in the political process.


  6. CapCity Said,
    http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2008/11/dear-america.html?showComment=1225926660000#c5872936013730183184'> Wednesday, November 05, 2008 3:11:00 PM

    Yes, we must continue the good fight!


  7. http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2008/11/dear-america.html?showComment=1225960260000#c5669581485980072915'> Thursday, November 06, 2008 12:31:00 AM

    i am still in shock. my students were so hyped up. for once i think they see that ANYTHING is possible, and not just in the realm of athletics or entertainment, but by sheer intelligence and character. i love it.

    thank you all for reading & commenting.


  8. Preston Said,
    http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2008/11/dear-america.html?showComment=1225989120000#c2486304651043083181'> Thursday, November 06, 2008 8:32:00 AM

    I'm with you. We sure did do it, didn't we? This is a great beginning for ALL Americans.


  9. http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2008/11/dear-america.html?showComment=1225994100000#c890294255141192389'> Thursday, November 06, 2008 9:55:00 AM

    i will hold judgement on the future of america but will say this is history,
    i just hope the red states
    dont desire to return to the history pre 1960


  10. http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2008/11/dear-america.html?showComment=1226133420000#c4314522925111319343'> Saturday, November 08, 2008 12:37:00 AM

    Hello there!

    Obama won.
    It was a phenomenal victory.
    McCain didn't even come close.

    But...we can not gloss over a few truths that stare us in the face:

    Racism is still alive and well in this country.

    Classism is still alive and well in this country.

    Black people still have battles to fight in order to be TREATED as equals in this country... we have an educational system where black kids are dropping OUT before finishing and the ones who are finishing are functionally illiterate...we still have 70% of black mothers choosing to have illegitimate children ("out of wedlock" children is the more contemporary, least-inflammatory term now)...black women have the HIGHEST rates of HIV in this nation and now black teen girls are having SECOND babies before they even graduate from high school...

    Yes...Obama's win was exciting.

    We have a battle to fight. Let's stay focused on what REMAINS to be conquered.

    Peace, blessings and DUNAMIS!


  11. Anonymous Said,
    http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2008/11/dear-america.html?showComment=1226294220000#c407361228375324690'> Sunday, November 09, 2008 9:17:00 PM

    One day doesn't change 400 years. Let's not forgive or forget because one day the sun shined through a 400 year storm.


  12. America Said,
    http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2008/11/dear-america.html?showComment=1227052380000#c5912388295403655983'> Tuesday, November 18, 2008 3:53:00 PM

    You're welcome.


  13. http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2008/11/dear-america.html?showComment=1227052440000#c8518173433981472426'> Tuesday, November 18, 2008 3:54:00 PM

    Yes, TPW. The experiment continues. I can hear your theme song from here. :0)


  14. Lovebabz Said,
    http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2008/11/dear-america.html?showComment=1227744300000#c4744840890323851093'> Wednesday, November 26, 2008 4:05:00 PM

    Wishing you a very HAPPY THANKSGIVING!