On the Occasion of A Victory
For President Elect, Senator Barack Obama
Stand up you children of Sankore and Songhai!
the Middle Passage is closed and the whips laid by!
Stand up lost children from your watery graves!
the time has come to let loose your chains!
Stand up you dead in unmarked graves!
Stand up you sons and daughters of slaves!
Stand up at the dawn of this new day!
Stand up and let your joy proclaim
a new life
a new vision
a new way!
Stand up and protect what our fight has made!
this battle has raged through blood and pain
we shall overcome will be we have overcame
Stand up what has won can be taken away!
-Brandon Lacy Campos
-November 5, 2008