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Mon Jan 21, 2013, 12:34 PM

Wow Richard Blanco!

Standing O from me, his words were so powerful.

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Faux pas Jan 2013 OP
Justpat Jan 2013 #1
Eleanors38 Jan 2013 #2
dhill926 Jan 2013 #3
Faux pas Jan 2013 #4
genxlib Jan 2013 #10
nobodyspecial Jan 2013 #5
Faux pas Jan 2013 #6
bigtree Jan 2013 #8
Faux pas Jan 2013 #9
nobodyspecial Jan 2013 #11
Lex Jan 2013 #7
riderinthestorm Jan 2013 #12
cilla4progress Jan 2013 #13

Response to Faux pas (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 12:38 PM

1. Totally agree.



His poem was outstanding.

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Response to Faux pas (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 01:00 PM

2. Excellent poem, excellent delivery.

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Response to Faux pas (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 01:02 PM

3. indeed......

fantastic imagery.....delivered with class.

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Response to Faux pas (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 01:06 PM

4. Wonder if he wrote it especially for today?

I need a copy so I can read it at least once a week.

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Response to Faux pas (Reply #4)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 01:27 PM

10. Yes

Yes, he wrote three and the Obama team chose which one.

Richard is a friend and long time co-worker when he worked in his day job before pursuing his dream.

Great guy and tremendous poet. I am so proud of him.

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Response to Faux pas (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 01:06 PM

5. Is there full text of it available anywhere?

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Response to nobodyspecial (Reply #5)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 01:07 PM

6. Just asked the same question

at the same time. Jinx! You owe me a coke.

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Response to nobodyspecial (Reply #5)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 01:11 PM

8. “One Today”

Obama Inauguration ‏@obamainaugural

“One Today,” an original poem by first Hispanic, LGBT, and youngest-ever inaugural poet @rblancopoet: http://bit.ly/ULFOiu
Retweeted by Barack Obama

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Response to bigtree (Reply #8)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 01:12 PM

9. Thank you so much!

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Response to bigtree (Reply #8)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 02:18 PM

11. Thanks

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Response to Faux pas (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 01:08 PM

7. Immigrant and gay man.



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Response to Faux pas (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 02:20 PM

12. +1. I actually was straining to hear every word - a rare thing in my experience. Bravo Mr. Blanco nt

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Response to Faux pas (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 06:06 PM

13. Reminiscent of

Walt Whitman!

Wonderful poem. Sadly, our power went out about 3/4 of the way through and was out for 4 hours! (And inauguration was main reasons we got TV after 20 years! )

Got it back now, watching MSNBC and catching up online. Read the rest of the poem.

<Sigh.> Having a wonderful day.

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