Waiting

October 7, 2010
By tan02 BRONZE, Park City, Utah
tan02 BRONZE, Park City, Utah
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Favorite Quote:
"The only true wisdom is knowing that you know nothing at all."
-Socrates


It was a frosty day in Chicago.
The challenge was coming to a
close, the tension was high.

It was election day.

People wondering if there hopes
and dreams would be crushed.

The expectation was immense
like it had its own shape,
taking up space, pressing down
on us.

People had come from all over,
to watch, to see, to catch a glimpse
of this historic moment.

There breath could be seen from the
helicopters. They were waiting
just waiting.

Then it seemed, with out warning, the results.
They came in like a wave the first people to
hear where speechless, crying.

The author's comments:
What inspired me to write this piece was the amount of time and effort that people went to. Just to be there to watch something that might not have had happened. And the way that they reacted to the news that we the United States of America has its first black president. That is what inspired me to write this poem.

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