Tuesday, March 25, 2008

A More Perfect Union

A lot of discussion has been generated by a speech delivered recently by US Presidential hopeful Senator Barack Obama on race and politics in that country.

The speech is inspiring to say the least, and some are likening it to Martin Luther King Jr's "I Have A Dream" speech. You can watch it below, and if you prefer to read the text of the speech, click here.

2 comments:

Douglas said...

My comments on the speech are here.

There seems to be a wide range of opinion about this speech.

Khaidji said...

The world of America waited with baited breath, anticipating Barack Obama’s speech to be an apology about the Rev. Wright’s very controversial remarks which had been recently publicized profusely. The speech was gripping as Barack successfully changed the game and put a challenging ball into America’s court. This man transcends all other political men and is far more presidential than his counterparts.

The Audacity of Hope

They want us to curb what we believe
Hope is but a tangle web we weave
Exceptional men must be brought down
And their ideas crushed like twigs on the ground
Unrealistic arguments of a contentious few
Dividing races and genders and changing their view
A few determined to weed good leaders out
Campaign against their efforts and wield their clout
Iraq has concerned us unequivocally
There has been uncertainty about our economy
Youngsters are not given a fair chance to learn
Our health care is costing us more than we earn
Fox News and others took short video clips
Had much ado to implicate Barack into prejudicial slips
Obama is genuine and in an admirable speech
Philadelphians were treated by the real values he teach’
Everyone must work together if we can hope to change

See other Acrostic Poetry here on
Barack Obama
By Khaidji