Thursday, October 30, 2008

the preacher in the rain

he preaches in the rain
shivering with the people
without hat and without umbrella
he is not afraid
and for 22 minutes, i am not either
i forget about the miserable weather and the rain leaking into the crevasses of my jacket
and i join in the silence of the crowd
all straining to hear the preacher
he talks of change
he talks of better times
he talks of the ability we, as a nation, to stand in the rain if we have hope in our hearts
i can't help but feel i am a part of history
and it strikes me what true leadership is
for the first time in my life i see before me a true leader
one that inspires, but more importantly, one that empowers
preach on, preacher

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