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Inauguration Day 2009

There comes a time
in the affairs of men

on a day after the Day
when we honor the Dreamer,

in the century after
the Dreamer’s speeches moved—

when by our actions we shall be known.
We shall see the dream fulfilled partially—

due to the long way we’ve come, baby,
and the longer way we must go

to rid ourselves of those triple ills:
racism, poverty, and war.

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Barack Obama – 44th President of the United States of America