Thursday, November 19, 2009

The Ending of an Era

The parting of a curtain,
The glimmer of hope,
A ray of sunshine.

For nearly a quarter decade
Suffering, tyranny, mind control
Things that just seemed to be

An empire. Controlling and inflating worth
Downward spirals, control
Control, control control

But today...
A new dawn breaks. A glimmer of hope.
A tearing of the great scarlet curtain.

For it was on this day that the news broke.
The toppling of an empire, the end of tyranny

The day people were free.
Free to think for themselves.
Not to be told what to do
Or who to vote for

All because of who said endorsed it,
But now people look, with hope.
Hope of a new future without such Tyranny.

For this is the day that Oprah Winfrey announced her resignation. The day that hope sprung forth into the world again.

And it was a good day.


Katie said...

Haha, clever! I, too, am incredibly thrilled about her finally stepping down. I couldn't stand watching her show.

Okay, except for the one time she had an Osmond reunion. That was awesome.

TechieGirl said...

Wow, you're a poet now? Or did you plagiarize that? lol

Sam, The Nanti-SARRMM said...

I wrote it. I'd cite if I took it from someone.

Seneca said...

I love Oprah..... :( But good writing, I must say.