Here is Ciara’s (age 10) inaugural poem, written this morning…
Bringers of Love: An inaugural poem
by Ciara A. Cheli-Colando
Once upon a time.
Such magical words
whether it ends in
not so long ago or
a very long time ago,
those words have such power,
they are doors into another world.
Imagine if a hundred years or so later,
a mother might be telling her children
the story of Barack Obama’s presidency,
starting with those wonderful words,
“Once upon a time, a hundred years ago…”
Soon I hope that the words
will be told with such love,
that the USA will have the highest rate of love;
and when that happens,
I will glory in it.
This day is full of countless good things,
but the ones I notice most are Joy and Love.
Joy that we are free again,
Love for the bringers of Freedom and Love.
And those bringers are not just the presidential family,
they are each and everyone of us.
We too are the bringers of Love.
We too made this happen.
Look in the mirror and see yourself,
a bringer of the supreme being: Love.