This is my America,
where 2 million people
have gathered together
for the inauguration
of our new President,
the largest crowd
Washington has ever seen.
This is the America
I have wanted
to be proud of;
this is the America
I have wanted
to support.
This is my nation
under God,
united and stately and of course
we can do anything,
we can elect men
and women
of any color,
we can reject
our failed precursors,
we can start anew
on a cold morning
in January,
and believe
that hope
is a very real thing
indeed.

TMK 21jan2009