Yes, We Can! – The Chant of a New World

Grant Park Chicago - Crowd listens to Obama's victory Speech

Across the world, from America to Africa, Europe, Australia, Asia, and more, crowds of people  with different races, color, gender, and calling,  came together to celebrate the dawn of a new era.  Many were touched and some openly shed tears as President-elect, Barack Obama gave his victory speech. Below is a poetic impression. Please enjoy!

Yes, We Can!
(The Chant of a New World)

Hearts of joy, faces of hope, smiles of love
A sea of heads, a multitude of people
Chanting voices, echoes and rhymes
Across the world, we celebrate the moment
As tears of joy stream down our cheeks

Undivided by any seeming difference
Race, creed, gender, or preference
We hug with love and friendly warmth
And wave in appreciation of history made
Evidence of a nation that has come so far

The 44th President has come with hope,
And we are reminded of our better nature
From Kansas, USA, to Kenya, Africa
Ready, willing, renewed, and eager,
Yes, we can overcome our challenges

Poems of Freedom
© Oliver O. Mbamara,  November 6, 2008



One Response

  1. Here is a great event centered on Africa for the Inauguration!!!
    On Sunday, January 18th 2009, the Harman Center for the Arts in Penn Quarter hosts the African Diaspora Inaugural Ball. ( The gala features VIP’s and celebrity guests, exquisite cuisine, and live entertainment by some of the African Diaspora’s brightest stars including: Grammy-nominated artists, Les Nubians; a special guest appearance by Grammy Award-winning artist, Angelique Kidjo; inspiration from Haitian singer-songwriter BelO, who captured the Radio France International 2006 award; Batala, an all women’s Brazilian samba reggae drumming group; The Lesoles Project, an East African Dance troupe, and a live South African band.
    You can purchase tickets at

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