Tuesday, November 04, 2008

11-4-08

It's rainy today.
It's Election day.
It's one or the other.
Only one can win.

If one wins, we will have a woman
for the first time, helping lead a nation,
that before, was only led by men.

If the other wins, we will have
for the first time, an African American,
leading a nation, that before,
was only led by white men.

No matter which one wins,
the people, of this country will have won.
The trail has been blazed, the foundation has been laid.
The dreams of our ancestors are no longer dreams.
They have come true.

I can imagine Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks, Frederick Douglass, Abe Lincoln, and the joy they would find in today. What they fought for.

I can imagine the smiles of Sojourner Truth, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Jane Addams, as they embrace the power of today.


Everything, they and so many others have done, is for today.
We are making history today.
I'm writing history.
Today.

2 comments:

~teachmom~ said...

That was very well-written, Nea! :) I liked it a lot! :)

Polly Wolly said...

You're so good at saying it just the right way, Nea! :)