Inauguration Day 2009
It was a happy day I’m glad to admit,
A day of seamless change of power,
A time in which this nation gladly submits,
A time many countries never see, not even for an hour.
But as the day starts to wane
As the parades and balls begin to bore
My mind drifts back in time to a foreign shore
Where a certain event occured fifty years ago and more.
On a bleak hillside in the blackness of night
A boy named Don Waddoups gave up his life.
He called the small city of Sandy, Utah, his home.
You might know he had different beliefs than I had known.
But still he teaches me about love and courage everyday.
I’ll never forget him and the passage of times says that’s true.
Don Waddoups was a real friend and brother;
He has given my life a touch of sadness, a burst of vivid color.
Remembering Don Waddoups
28 January 2009 by Carol