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Obama's Inauguration Day, to Be on that Platform

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How I'd love to be on that platform in January 2009, when you give your Inaugural Address to our country with all the world to see. To be able to see and hear you as you speak to all of us that day, in this our country where our hopes and dreams become our realities. What a sensation, when you captured the election in a landside victory. How we cheered, laughed, honked horns and in celebration we did we cry, for we knew how far we'd come and will continue marching on.

As you made history, you made it our history too, a history that will not be denied, for the results are crystal clear. Yes it was a landslide for America had spoken, and all the ills that have been festering over these many years, will begin a new healing here today. For the disease that has crippled America and spread like a terrible plague, is being removed this very day.  The nurturing can now start as the real healing begins, as this history of America will now enlighten us to see. Unlike before this is a promise for all of us, not like the former one, which didn't include you and me.

You see before you didn't consider us a whole human being, but now it is clear who we are, for if we were not a whole human being, we could not do what we do and command what we command. Though I've know it all along, sometimes it just didn't feel as though I belonged, for the pain that's been thrown at us made our hearts feel like fire some times.

How they tortured us each moment and every day of the year, as they told us that we were not as good as they in so many subtle ways. They tormented us, they maimed us, they smiled and then they laughed, as if we were not human to be allowed to live as they.

But you see, behold there was always a plan, a plan they did not see, but Martin saw this years ago when he came to this place for you and me. He spoke of a dream, of dreams that he would not be here to see, but today he's watching just like you and me. Today is only part of that long dream that he had, for he went further in his sight as he saw more than we.

A brilliant man with a voice and a dream, so eloquent was he, but he knew about the prophets' road that would end like Moses in some way. But he saw and told the world what he had seen, and now what a pleasure it is to have you here, taking your oath of office on this presidential day.  Mr. President what a pleasure it is to have you here, to tell America and the world of that hope and that dream, which is starting to become more real for people like you and me.

You're here and here you stand, eloquent, brilliant, and echoing the dream, of Martin, of Lorraine, of Malcolm, and so many gone before. Our many grandmothers and grandfathers, our mothers and fathers that are here this day, and of the memories of so many slaves who taught us so much, especially how to live and love. We thank our forefathers and foremothers, for all of their daily teachings, with books and with out books, but with respect, pride and their common sense they used so well. We applaud them because if they had not been such good forerunners, we might not be here today. So as we celebrate them, we rejoice in every way, and we thank them for their torches they carried through those troubling times. We applaud you as you take their torch that lit the way for them, and carry it for all of America as a new light of this day.

Here you are, bright, beaming, and fresh this very day, this time is truly the America I've dreamed of, for it includes me like it never did before; it really seems like my country tis of thee.

You see time tells all, it waits for no human being, no dog or calf; it just moves as water does. For time as water cleanses and it refreshes all of our thoughts, as it cleanses our bodies and this land, it cleanses our minds as we think.

So be joyful on this day, and for every moment to come, for there is much work to be done for both you and me. Nothing comes without some pain, but when the pain does subside, there is gladness in our hearts. So let's hear the beats of our hearts as they beat to the rhythm of our earth, and let's rejoice to America's brave finally becoming free.

Rejoice; rejoice as the entire world watches, for America is taking a stand for both you and me. Here is America taking a stand for the world at hand to see. Here is America extending her arms to embrace both you and me.

Obama man, a brilliant sight to see, Obama man, Obama man a light for you and me, Obama man, Obama man, a man for America always, Obama man, Obama man, the man to show America's gift to thee. Obama man, American man who trusts America to be, the best that she can be for both you and for me, whether we're poor which most of us are, or rich which many are too, but to bring us to the doors that open to all of are needs.

America, America on this day we stand for you, and we thank you for giving us a man as wonderful as he. America gives birth to many men and women, but this day we thank you for his mother and father who gave birth to this man, our president today. America the beautiful we thank God everyday, for this land and its people and for Obama this very day. We thank you our country so strong, and beautiful to endure, and take us through all the coming years much healthier than before. We trust you to guide us in all of our trouble times as now. America, America, it is really for you and me! Blessings to our country, our country tis of thee!


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