Today was an historic occasion;
We welcomed a new president.
There were millions to watch,
Not one of them a dissident!
Washington was overflowing
With the throngs all there to see
Barack Obama become President
The inauguration, the place to be!
An African-American in that post;
He’s the first one of that color;
We hope his administration
Is successful; like no other!
Our country is at a low point;
There is much that needs a fix!
Our perception from abroad,
Add our economy to the mix!
As I watched this event
On the TV all day
I wanted you here
To learn what Obama did say.
It was so historic,
And that’s what you loved,
So I hope you were watching
From heaven high above.
I cried as the day did unfold,
Watching brought tears to my eyes.
But also sad ’cause you weren’t here
Why, oh why did you have to die?
You’d have relished this day indeed;
So many people now have hope
That Obama will be able to mend
A nation that’s currently broke!
My most fervent wish is that
You could have been here to see
The inauguration of Obama
Make real history!
Grandma Jan, January 20, 2009