A Tribute Poem For Obama

A Tribute Poem For Obama

Posted in the Jamestown Forum

Ricky Perez

Ojai, CA

#1 Apr 28, 2008
This is a poem I wrote for Obama and I just wanted to share it.

Time For A Change





Yes we can, is the message I have given to all of you from the start,

And now I ask you America to listen with your ears, your beliefs, your dreams and your hearts.

My opponents say that I simply do not have realistic visions and speak of false hope,

Others say they’re proud of America just the way it is, and as for the bad times, well we should just cope.





But we will not settle for this because we are Americans in the truest sense,

When wrongs need to be righted, we as the people come together to sign a Declaration of Independence.

When there is inhumanity we speak of “four score” at an address,

When you are not given rights because of your skin or gender, we cannot and do not rest.





In times of a depression we do not speak of pride, we make it,

When our children are suffering because there is no safety net, we need leaders to create it.

When there is a foreign threat that brings about a crisis, we will not back down and we will answer to them,

But as a great leader once said,“Our goal is not peace at the expense of freedom but both peace and freedom.”





In our dark times we need to believe that some people are born great and others have greatness trusted upon them,

If that does not hold true now in our current day, then we need new leaders that with higher plateaus, can ascend.

These are the types of qualities that has made the United States of America the greatest nation to this day,

And yes now I will ask you to see why I want you to join me side by side to keep and uphold this true patriot way.





When asked about my faith, I have the truest and righteous faith, faith in America itself,

An America for the people, not politicians, not lobbyist, and not just for those with wealth.

See I come to you not as an elitist because their intentions are being very content as long as the well off survive,

I am here to make and stand with you all and say the nine to five will stay alive.





If there would be two babies in a hospital sick, why in our great nation would we not be able to treat the two,

Other leaders think it should stand as the rich one should be treated, I don’t believe this is justice do you?

Lastly, my other candidates have brought my experience into question a lot as of late,

Well our current leader has a lot of experience as well, and I’m sure their experience will keep us in the same state.





If this is what they feel has brought about good leaders then it’s a glimpse of their own real future designs,

I however yes am different from them because I am not so detached as to not keep the people always in my mind.

For too long this experience has settle and kept what we want, what we need, and what we deserve out of our range,

My name is Barack Obama and with your help I will be President, because it’s time for a change.

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