AtreyaSarma Uppaluri

Rookie (Hyderabad, AP, India)

Oh Balm Ah! (Obama) - Poem by AtreyaSarma Uppaluri

A great moment for America
A proud event for democracy
A perfect poetic justice for equality
On the 20th January 2009

A courageous man,
You've accepted the hard reality
of the shaky American economy.

A pragmatist,
You've called for a spirit of fraternity
And people's bit of sacrifice.

A responsible President,
You've promised the government's healing touch.

A universalist,
You've extended a hand of friendship to every nation.

A humanist,
You've offered to alleviate poverty
And everywhere usher in prosperity.

A pacifist,
You've assured to leave
The strife-torn nations
To their own wisdom.

A healer,
You've offered the needful balm
To the distanced peoples for calm.

A righteous warrior,
You've warned the terrorists to behave.

A democrat,
You've visualised:
Everything will be done
On the foundations of
People's will.

A nationalist,
You've stressed:
Ancestors' values
And the country's Constitution
Will continue to inspire.

A believer,
You've invoked the grace of God.

An egalitarian,
You've promised happiness
And equality
To everyone
Of any faith
Or even no faith
And focused on humanity.

A visionary,
You've given a noble and sublime message
Befitting any American President.

Every person and every nation
Has eagerly lapped it up
Has loved the way you came up
Has relished every word you spoke.

They will be keenly watching
How the piousness of your speech
Would translate into effective action.

All the best to you Barack Obama!
Spread everywhere a unifying aroma!

[Jan 21,2009: : Hyderabad – 500 056]

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, October 7, 2009

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