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From the Inside - August 2009


by Jessie Mabrey

 

The Audacity of Hope: A Poem

 

I am no longer an African-American
America has spoken
Although the world has grown without me
I have the audacity of hope
The American vote reverberates throughout
The “inside,” creating faith where there was none
America has spoken
I have the audacity of hope
To realize in my lifetime how far we’ve come
To witness history from inside
I’m not an African-American anymore
I am validated as a person of color
Thank you America
I have the audacity of hope
Today I’m an American