Sight and Mind

Some worlds persist within Obama's eyes,
For dignity reflects the face of need.
Unfurl the years within Obama's life:
Our past lacks breath and our tomorrow bleeds.
Decisions weigh upon Obama's mind,
For courage bears the life that fortune stole.
Conviction sinks the flight of bloated lies;
Obama's courage buoys a thoughtful soul.
The hands of arrogance precede its eyes--
They probe and feel and clutch what others need.
Tomorrow dawns before Obama's eyes:
Cool reason sees beyond the reach of greed.
What reason sees, we all own clear and free,
But those it fails grow blind collectively.