Thursday, July 24, 2008

Obama Speaks to Germany on European Ties

Obama Speaks to Germany on European Ties

it wasn't about a race for president
this day on the Berlin stage
it was about a forgotten mission
a dream packed deep in the back of the closet
that promised we could be both strong and caring
that we could stop malcontents with weapons
while laying down our own

the messenger
who a few years ago
was the skinny guy with the funny name
showed that he was
an American leader
a world leader
without a single vote having been cast
not because of who he was
but what he said
and how it was heard

and for a moment
it seemed like it didn't matter
if he became president
as long as the country and the world
followed his lead

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