Truly Barack Obama’s inauguration is history in the making. I’m not sure how anyone listening to Obama take his oath and give his speech could not be filled with hope for the future, pride in our country, and confidence in the ability of people’s hearts to change.
I don’t agree with all of President Obama’s plans and policies, but I do wish him much success. The task that lies before him is daunting and my prayers are with him.
I could almost feel the excitement and energy of the crowds standing, freezing, and hoping to catch a glimpse of their new president. Watching the president and first lady walk down the streets of Washington made me wish I were there standing in the crowds, my camera waiting to click a shot of their smiling faces, their waving hands, or even their backs in passing.
It was an unbelievable day filled with elegance, grace, and much confidence. We are privileged to live in a GREAT country.
BUT, what about the poem?
I’m sorry, but I was not impressed. To be fair, I think it had much to do with the presentation. “Is that the best she could do?” I blurted aloud to the TV, the dog, and the dust mites. No-one answered…thankfully. I would have questioned my sanity if I got a response.
I did Google the poem so I could read it slowly, giving our American poet, Elizabeth Alexander, the benefit of the doubt. I came to appreciate the spirit of the poem in print; however, I’m still don’t like it. I know it’s just my opinion. Maybe the rest of our nation loved the poem and maybe nobody cared about the poem except for me…that’s probably more like it.
What are your thoughts about this historic day or the poem? Really, I’d like to know.
I’ve found it SO VERY interesting to read all of your opinions and thoughts on the day and on Obama.
It’s funny, but I think my post came across with a different meaning then intended. That’s ok…
My real awe is over our country and its’ greatness, over the ceremony and all its’ pomp, and over the masses gathering peacefully. You don’t see that much around our world.
I believe it’s time to pray for our president, give him the respect due his office and also his person. I believe he has a lovely family and much obvious success in his career.
I do disagree with so many of his policies and beliefs, but I remind myself that the heart of the king is in the hand of the Lord.
I look forward to seeing how our country will grow through trial and through blessing over these next four years.