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Obama’s victory

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.a3082 (Published 05 January 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:a3082

POTUS & FLOTUS 44*

America's Founding Fathers envisioned freedom

but they never could have imagined today


Harriet Tubman ran the Underground Railroad

but she never could have imagined today


Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves

but he never could have imagined today


Susan B. Anthony promoted women's rights

but she never could have imagined today


Eleanor Roosevelt internationalized human rights

but she never could have imagined today


John F. Kennedy legalized civil rights

but he never could have imagined today


Martin Luther King articulated civil rights

but he never could have imagined today


Somewhere in heaven, a jubilant choir is singing,

"Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!"


*This poem celebrates Barack and Michelle Obama

as the 44th President of the United States (POTUS)

and First Lady of the United States (FLOTUS).

Competing interests:
None declared

Competing interests: No competing interests

06 January 2009
Hugh Mann
Physician
Eagle Rock, MO 65641 USA