Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Our Mighty Dream

Langston Hughes wrote, in part:

"Let America be America again--
The land that never has been yet--
And yet must be--the land where every man is free.
The land that's mine--the poor man's, Indian's, Negro's, ME--
Who made America,
Whose sweat and blood, whose faith and pain,
Whose hand at the foundry, whose plow in the rain,
Must bring back our mighty dream again."

Our mighty dream is back. My brown child can see other brown children playing with their puppy on the White House lawn. America's children will see a black man as president and it'll be no big deal. Our children will remember being dragged out of bed in the middle of the night because this is That Important; when they're older they'll understand its importance.

1 comment:

Mama/Baby-Catcher/KellyJellyBelly/KJB/Wifey said...

I totally dig it. I'm happy for Baby Girl that today's exception will be the norm for our children's generation.