Thursday, May 31, 2012

ਬਾਰਾਕ ਓਬਾਮਾ / Barack Obama

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nvMbr 5 dI svyr, 2008

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Barack Obama

The Morning of Nov. 5, 2008

Sadhu Binning

Last night your song
‘yes! we can’
was heard by the world
millions repeated the words
there were Jackie Jackson and Opera
among your followers
overwhelmed by emotions they cried
those tears were the river of fire
that has been flowing since the
time of Kunta Kinte
the tears were real like your words
i was also swayed by your song
it seemed a journey has taken place
a stage has been reached
it was an historic moment
something that doesn’t happen often
happened at that moment
but friend!
when i got up this morning
i was not emotional
granted that there is music in
‘yes! we can’
but your song is no more than a mere song
it will not go too far beyond this
many who sang with you last night
will start dropping out after today like me
what will you do with your split relations?
you are grieving for your
dead grandmother Madlin Dunham
one who raised you
gave you the language and culture
which helped you achieve this victory
and in Niangomf Koeglo
a village in Kenya
your grandmother Sara Husain Obama
has been dancing with happiness
with many hopes from the people of your color
the white house in which you will live
with your daughter and her new dog
you will have to live
according to the rules of this house
you will not be able to change
the color of this house
or the ways of this house
this house was built with the sweat of slaves
this house is run with the sweat of the slaves
once slaves were brought here
now this house go to their homes
to get the work done
and to protect the work and the owners
this house has stationed army
in one hundred and twenty five countries
are you going to take the rifles away
and give flowers to those soldiers?
at this time you are
the leader of the biggest empire in the world
you have been elected for the leadership
and you will be a leader
you cannot be anything else
your job is to oppress the workers
and get the work done
not to look after them
in order to keep control of the oil
your job is to protect Israel
you are not going to save innocent people
being killed in many parts of Africa
this is the way of your white house
which has not changed over the centuries
and you cannot change it either
but friend! don’t worry
no one will blame you
the economic system
that enslaved your ancestors
has not changed to this day
and you have never
pointed your finger towards it
you have never said
this system will be changed
you have never promised anything like:
there will be equality, no more exploitation
health care will be provided
the banks will not take away
the house of an unemployed worker
you will save the banks
and you only promised some tax breaks
for the middle class
you will pull the army out of Iraq
only because it is costing way more than it should
to protect your interests in Afghanistan
you will appoint another Canada
Iran, Korea, Venezuela or anyone else
disobey your leadership
you will deal with them
as a leader of the empire should
that was what Bush did
and that was how
McCain was going to handle the situation
the last word in your speech last night
left no reasonable doubt in my mind
you said:
‘god bless you! god bless America’
did Bush say anything different?
was McCain going to say anything different?
those who have no guarantee of work
those who have no confidence
in having a roof over their heads
and those who fear getting sick
as much as death itself
they will definitely need god
you can go on singing
‘yes! we can’
but your very musical song
is no more than a mere song
to keep life going
i don’t deny the necessity of good songs
but your song is no more than a mere song
Sadhu Binning
Burnaby, BC, Canada

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