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INAUGURATION,   January 20, 2009

Drunk in its stale air
For two hundred years.
Fettered in mind and body,
The soul, the safe escape

To let me breathe the cries
Of my heart singing
Tears of mel-an-choly.

The tears flow free today
Washing the stains of blood
And sweat in brotherhood.

Raise the curtain then an'
Let the world look in
On this promised land --
We breathe free today.... almost.

--- Arshad M. Khan
We will be known forever by the tracks we leave.
---  Native American proverb
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PROMISING CHANGE,   May 15, 2012

In the shreds of wintry despair with
broken promises and dreams beyond repair,
the dawn of a new hope arose --
promising change ...

A name as unlikely as the prospect,
People clung nevertheless ---
It was perhaps, a natural consequence of
abandoning the role of citizen and citizeness.

In our phantasmic democracy
Change, I promised you change -- he said --
And I gave you change ... I changed -- he said --
As he disappeared into the bank vault of memory ...
Somewhere in the dubious corners of history.

--- Arshad M. Khan