President Barack Obama Took The Oath

Historic Day

 President Barack H. Obama was officially sworn into office for his second term. The Constitution mandates that the President takes the oath on January 20, but the date fell on Sunday this year, therefore the public inauguration ceremony and festivities took place on Monday, January 21. 2013.

President Barack Obama took the oath administered by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, in the Blue Room in the White House, using a bible that belonged to First Lady Michelle Obama’s paternal grandparents (the Robinson family bible).

 Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts entered the Blue Room of the White House. 

President Barack Obama entered the Blue Room accompanied by his wife, First Lady Michelle Obama and his two daughers, Malia and Sasha.

“I Barack Hussein Obama do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States,”

President Barack Obama repeated the thirty-five word oath of office read aloud by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts. 

First Lady Michelle Obama holds the Robinson family Bible as President Barack Obama takes the oath of office during the official swearing-in ceremony in the Blue Room of the White House on Inauguration Day, Sunday, January 20, 2013. 

Historic Day

Two Hands

President Barack Obama

Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts

On Sunday, January 20, 2013


Two powerful hands

Touching, holding and greeting with civility

No gun between

Gratefully joining hands

Protecting and taking care for people

There is no black and no white


Please lay your guns down

There are no blacks, no whites

Just human forms


We come and go with the brink of an eye

Compared to the long life of mother earth


Let us be civil and come together

 With our bounty of kindness


Better to celebrate!

Better of have a party!

Let us eat!


Essentially that is we all need


Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts, Sunday, January 20, 2013, 1:15 pm

Below is one of my older poems that I wrote after I went to promote my Peace Project at the Peace Parade event in downtown Newark.


 Black and White Side By Side


Black man and white girl

Side by side


White hand and Black hand

Side by side


Holding a pen each

On the same sheet of paper

Side by side


Both in the same direction

Finding peace within oneself

Side by side


Peace and Happiness

Conquers the mind

No more separation of what they are

Black and White are the same

When both seek peace

Side by side

 Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts, Wednesday, January 25, 2012, 3:56 am

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