Lisa Wilson

Michelle Obama Stirred Something Within Me - Poem by Lisa Wilson

Something stirred deep
within me
when the First Lady
took her place
next to a man
who reminded us all
that we are somebody.

We are more powerful
than the clothes we wear
or the company we keep.
We are somebody,
not just because we say it,
but because we are slowly
embracing it,
voting for people
who look more like us
than the ones
we see everyday
on network TV.

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Inspiration thanks to today's inauguration came from what Michelle Obama wore today... I actually went shopping later in the day and bought a coat that reminds me of something she wore today. I never thought I would fall for celebrities... or First Ladies... but I am now. I can't be more proud. She reminds me of my father (a poem to come) and my mother.

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 21, 2013

Poem Edited: Tuesday, January 22, 2013

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