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No Pressure, Mr. President
by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner

Wednesday, January 21, 2009
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... History made today does not solve the problems of the past: ....

Image (c) 2008, Karla Dorman

... put up or shut up, make or break,
4th and goal:  the oath of office has
been said.  History today does not
solve the problems of the past:  been

festering for far too long.  We must
work together, united, to heal our
land, our people:  bipartisan politics
have no place here.  No pressure,

Mr. President:  we need answers,
not rhetoric, no fancy speeches that
don't put food on the table or pay
the bills.  Tell us.  Ears wide open,

we're listening:  talk to us in words we
all understand.  What is it you need?
Willing to help, but we have to know
what we can do to help you help us ... 

(c) 2009, Karla Dorman (1/21)

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Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson 1/26/2009
I liked the Presidents speech. It was short and to the point! If we all try to do something to help and make a difference , it will help . It has to be a united effort by many and not a few..... Thanks for the info,, Richard Orey. I will be sure to check out the web site and pass it along!....M
Reviewed by Richard Orey 1/24/2009

Barack Obama's inaugural address was short on rhetoric and long on straight talk.

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A timely message, Karla. Thank you.


Reviewed by Sheila Roy 1/24/2009
Well said. Only time will tell the tale. I hope this one does a good job. No one can please everyone, but he's elected to try! lol.
Reviewed by Jon Willey 1/23/2009
Karla, your point is crystal clear -- but the spin of politics remains unclear -- the apathy of America's citizens has led us to where we currently are -- we must demand accountability from our Congress, our president, the judicial -- reelecting the same style of disingenuine politicos from a different party will never resolve what is wrong in Washington, D.C. -- special interest money in the pockets of politicians will never resolve the challenges of the average American -- love, peace and great joy to you Karla -- and keep us thinking about how to resolve the grave issues facing the greatest nation on earth
Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 1/23/2009
Straight to the point! Perfect!
Reviewed by Chijike Ndukwu 1/22/2009
Good question... could make a mad man wake up to reality. This is the time to know how to help make the change reach everyone.

Reviewed by Georg Mateos 1/22/2009
Now is the time to tell the President that to fulfill our dreams and his promises we, all of us, need to be invited to participate and make the CHANGE possible.


Reviewed by neerja gandhi 1/22/2009
great expectations Karla,with great words and direct write..even me being from far-off cross country hope for the betterment....but....shouldn't we all give him chance rather than expectations!!! best wishes Karla. neerja
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 1/22/2009
i like this-i believe that we the people have as great a responsibility as the new president-together, we can make the changes needed to continue the heritage intended by the founding fathers
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 1/22/2009
We must work together, united, to heal our
land, our people

If there ever was a time for that, it is now.
Reviewed by jude forese 1/21/2009
wise words, Karla ...
Reviewed by Sandie May Angel-Joyce 1/21/2009
I think we all have to be patient. We must treat him like we treat any other Presidents - give him the time he needs, for REALLY he has a tough job to do. DO NOT ask the President to prove himself, HE DOESN'T NEED TO DO THAT, all he needs to do is to do his job. He is not God. Don't ask him to be one.

Sandie Angel :o)
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 1/21/2009
Heartfelt thoughts and words, philosophical pondering....

Be always safe,
Reviewed by Tom Hyland 1/21/2009
KARLA - WELL SAID! Will paste here what I just posted to Ted Glines Blog -

TED - like everyone else, I was mezmerized yesterday.

But, I do have several concerns, which will be either proven, or disproven in time. While the pundits on radio & TV today were saying that the first 100 days, or 3 months, are not enough time - I believe that 30-60-and-90 days will be significant benchmarks!

I believe the man is sincere and means business - the instructions while addressing Congress pre-inauguration - now, the freezing of gov. ees salaries (!))K & above) - the estopping of Lobbyists - QUICK - DIRECT - and NEEDED!

Let's see what he does now about: Banks. Credit, CEO's, NYSE, Mortgage Market, Iraq, Afghanistan - GITMO, Reversal of Bush's Policies regarding Patriot Act, Habeas Corpus, etc. - all these I think are more critical than Auto Mkt. and new 'green' energy stuff.

With Crossed fingers, and Baited breath - I Wait -

What Responsibility will I do?
PAY close attention, and REPORT truthfully, both good and bad.

AFTERTHOUGHT - I PRAY this guy is NOT the one foretold by NOSTRADAMUS!

Peace _ Love _ and HOPE! Tom.
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 1/21/2009
.. you are not alone..many now are asking "what can I do".. they plan on having internet sites that will give information and resources on things we can do...every bit will help :)
Reviewed by Carole Mathys 1/21/2009
We need to stand united as a people and a country, and show him our support!
peace and love, Carole~
Reviewed by E T Waldron 1/21/2009
Excellent work Karla! However with the present economy and problems he must face, we have to be patient. I pray he can turn things around,and after enough time we will know just what he can do. Until then I'll be silent;-)

Reviewed by Diana Wiles 1/21/2009
It really is a case (as with all politicians) of 'wait and see'...
He needs a chance, and some time to prove himself. I believe in his sincerity...I truly hope he succeeds for your Country,... and for the world...

You have said the words Karla, that everyone is thinking...Well said!

Love, Diana
Reviewed by Felix Perry 1/21/2009
Good straight forward points Karla, and I am hopeful that if he has the support of the people and the Congress good things will be done. Not saying he won't make mistakes and we know all campaign promises cannot be kept but lets keep an open mind.

Reviewed by Rose Rideout 1/21/2009
This is a wonderful write Karla and I do believe that if your new President is given the trust he will prove himself. I believe Barack Obama is a great man. Thank you.

Newfie hugs are on the way, Rose
Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen 1/21/2009
I agree, our nation is a mess, and I do not envy what lays ahead for Obama in the years ahead. I am praying for this man, I do not enevy the job ahead
In Christs Love
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 1/21/2009
love your willingness of spirit, Karla. And the realism attached to your words. It seemed to me that Mr Obama was already itching to get into the Office this morning and get cracking with the jobs in hand! :)) I'm sure he'll send you a memo in due course... It has been noted this side of the Pond that his speech was quite lacking in the high-style rhetoric that marked his earlier campaign and was very much more intent on "getting down to business"... so we shall see. Like the man says, it's not about pretty speeches of the politicians, but the hard-work and willingness of "we" the People... Great write ! :)) xx
Reviewed by Bernice Lakota 1/21/2009
To the ponit. A very meaningful poem you've written!!!!! Awesome
Reviewed by richard cederberg 1/21/2009
Written with conviction and a caring heart.
Blessings ...
Reviewed by Linda Law 1/21/2009
Nicely said... hugs, lindalaw
Reviewed by R. Armstrong (Reader) 1/21/2009
Well said Karla, well said.
Reviewed by Paul Berube 1/21/2009
Well done Karla.
Reviewed by A Serviceable Villain 1/21/2009

Amen!! This is one terrific penning my dear friend . . . !!


Reviewed by Ed Matlack 1/21/2009
His first full day in office today, so give the guy a few days to catch his breath...e
Reviewed by Bonnie May 1/21/2009
I have a feelin we'll find out soon what's expected of all of's not going to turnaround over night but hopefully we'll see signs soon. Love and hugs for this heartfelt write. Love, Bonnie
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 1/21/2009
Great write, Karla, and very well penned; I wouldn't want to be in President Obama's shoes right now! WOW!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your twin, Karen Lynn. :(
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 1/21/2009
A generation which ignores history has no past and no future. - Robert Anson Heinlein

Wisely said... "No Pressure, Mr. President"... uniquely composed.

I salute You, Poet.

Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU

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