James carroll

Barry O - Poem by James carroll

H Belafonte, S Poitier, and J Robinson were contributors to a scholarship program for African's in dismay

Barry's father was form Kenya he received this scholarship and went to a school faraway

Attending the University of Hawaii he had been given the gift of knowledge that he wanted to repay

In Russian class He met Stanley and fell in love the young woman was from the USA

She was part English and German and one of her ancestors was the creator of the NSA

They were married Stanley had a boy and gave him the name Barry all seemed ok

Stanley found out her husband was already married so Barry's father couldn't stay

She married again moving to Indonesia Barry was ten when he was sent away

Barry was sent to his grandparents in Hawaii where he used drugs and began to go astray

After receiving his master's from Harvard Barry's father went home visiting Barry on the way

When Barry left his grandparents he dropped Barry for Barack then he started college in LA

Barack Transferred to a college in New York and his political career was underway

Barack Got his JD from Harvard law he met Michelle she was his advisor later he was her fiancé

He went back to Indonesia wrote about his life it became a million dollar essay

State Senator, US Senator, to President he has ideas backed by a voice that can sway

He has changed a lot a lot will change him a President in the midst of the fray

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, August 4, 2012

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