Smiles, tears and protest,
On this inauguration day.
Some feeling joy,
Many filled with sorrow.
Side by side, passion meets passion.
With lack of understanding,
Forever remains a clear barrier.
The ignorance of the few will never outweigh the rights of many.
Wicked ideas will be met with vigor and blight.
Even the darkest hearts can be illuminated with light.
The rays of freedom will shine from our very constitution.
Protecting every race, gender, orientation and religion.
To exercise our rights is the essence of patriotism.
Today be proud, today be heard.
Today be an American.