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44 - an original poem for Poetry Friday
I wrote this in early 2009. The title represents the 44th President of the United States. I've held this one for years, wondering whether I ought to share it. But today, a day of great joy and sorrow (joy for marriage equality, sorrow for the racist killings in Charleston), seems like the right time, finally.
44 by Kelly Ramsdell Fineman
Hope threatens to burst my chest open, my Grinchy heart growing three sizes today. An unfamiliar feeling pride? patriotism? no— joy, enthusiastic and unbridled, accompanied by a palpable lightening of heart, mind and spirit.
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