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Poetic Thoughts - by C.W. Pruitt II
posted: Oct. 08, 2020

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The poem below I wrote around the time of Obama's inauguration. I was feeling quite hopeful, but at the same time I was harboring melancholy for the American Experience. So many have had the opportunity to flourish here, to grow and realize their dreams. Yet other individuals and groups have been hammered down with crushing oppression.
This poem is a reflection of my co-existing thoughts at that watershed moment of our history:

America at Night

In this noble nocturnal experiment
where dreams come to flourish or die
soulful sleepers intermingle
down in the cemeteries or aloft in the sky

C.W. Pruitt II
Jan 17, 2009
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