Saturday, December 5, 2009

Man


Yesterday
as I watched
the President
of the United States
walk from the White House
to his helicopter
my heart was broken.

Instead of the confident,
self assured man
from a few weeks ago
he appeared
to be very tired
and obviously
thinking deeply
about
the issues of the day.

A weight
on his shoulder.

The pressures of office.

I have heard
comments
about how
his hair
is turning gray.

I have heard
comments
that some feel
he cares too much.

I have heard
comments
that he wants
to be all things
to all people.

Unemployment.
Banking.
Wall Street.
Nobel Peace Prize.
Copenhagen.
Altoona.
Afghanistan.
Pakistan.
India.
China.
Russia.

The list
goes on.

I hope
we never forget
that he is
just a man.

I hope
that
he never forgets
that he is
just a man.

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