America!

 

America has risen

Awash are its past sins.

 

Should Obama ascend and roar

Or defeat should he  suffer

In the hands of a contender,

It matters no more.

 

 Should he succeed

Lead at a steed's speed

But failed to provide in deed

What he promised he would

Because his heart ceded

To power and greed

 

America has now risen from the slumber

In to the abyss since birth

 It had dragged her deeper.

 

At last, a guilt ridden inhabitant

Can now walk straight

With the burden of sin

Expunged from his chest.

 

Rest assured, it is not late

I for one will accept,

That the  land of many traits

Will soon  be genuinely great.

 

Copyright Haileselassie Girmay

04/06/2008