An ode to Obama

Let us savour today

Let us savour today

The seed of all who dream

Some seed bore fruit

In the hands of one man

A fruit so magnificent

That the world woke up

And celebrated

May we be in awe

Of this new ocean of change

So pure in being

So wide in breadth

So divine in intent

That millions of us

Witness the seas of our being

Flowing in waves

Of togetherness

Bringing tears of relief in some

Songs of joy in others

And hope for humanity's oneness

In lovel This ode - dedicated to Barack Hussein Obama, the first black president of the United States - was written by African leadership and conscious leadership consultant, Barbara Nussbaum.