credit: Reginald Black

Written on the occasion of the inauguration of Barack Hussein Obama as President of the United States of America, January 20, 2013.

Your father came from the cradle of humanity
Your mother from the heartland of a New World.
In these dangerous times, beware the Ides of March.
May God protect you and your family,
May God protect us all and our loved ones.
Seek Liberty and Justice for all.
Have mercy on the poor, the old, the sick, the lame, the jobless, the homeless.
Honor those who work, who serve, who pay taxes, who obey the laws.
Remember the promises made to you and to us, your fellow citizens.
Seek Peace on Earth.
Love our neighbors on this planet as we love ourselves.
May the force be with you, and with us all.