The Day President Obama Cried
POETRY FORMAT, 8 Feb 2016
Yesterday on television President Obama addressed his nation
on new measures to be taken concerning gun-control legislation
In his message when mention of many tragic shootings was made
A tribute to the innocent victims of those killings was also being paid
Then President Obama`s emotional temperature was high
and it made that American leader cry
His message, spoken with commendable determination
was watched by millions in admiration
For his was a powerful, inspiring Nonkilling voice
that made all peaceful-life-supporting global citizens rejoice
That was indeed a history-making day:
Its memory is dignifyingly here to stay
Francisco Gomes de Matos, Ph.D. is an applied peace linguist from Recife, Brazil. He has degrees in Languages, Law, and Linguistics. He is Professor Emeritus at the Universidade Federal de Pernambuco where he is active in the Dom Hélder Camara Human Rights Commission. He is one of the pioneers in Linguistic Rights (author of 1984 Plea for a Universal Declaration of Linguistic Rights) and in the emerging area of Peace Linguistics. Currently he is President of the Board, Associação Brasil América (www.abaweb.org). He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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