This poem was written to celebrate the inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States of America. After witnessing our divided and dividing ways, his inauguration stood out as an integral testimony of hope.
by Bob Tschannen-Moran • 2009
What is this thing we do?
Each one standing in a different queue.
What is this thing I see?
Each one singing in a different key.
What is this thing we fear?
Each one shouting a different cheer.
What is this thing we yield?
When each one seeds a different field.
Yet standing in this place
We do embrace the human race.
And singing with this crowd
We see beyond the human shroud.
Since shouting for this cause
Strips fear from human claws.
And deep within this change
Lie seeds of hope in fertile range.
Coaching Inquiries: What feelings do you have at this moment in history? What hopes inspire you to full engagement? How can you express those feelings and more fully meet those needs? How can you rise to the challenges we face? Who can join you on the journey?
May you be filled with goodness, peace, and joy.
Bob Tschannen-Moran, MCC, BCC
LifeTrek Coaching International
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