Yes We Can, Yes We Can, Yes We Can! Why just write a poem when you can rap a poem? Nikki Giovanni has written an inaugural rap — one she says President-elect Barack Obama might deliver himself.

Yes We Can, Yes We Can, Yes We Can!

Yes We Can, Yes We Can, Yes We Can!

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Roll Call: A Song of Celebration

I'm Barack Obama
And I'm here to say:
I'm President
Of the USA

I'll walk the streets
And knock on doors
Share with the folks:
Not my dreams but yours

I'll talk with the people
I'll listen and learn
I'll make the butter
Then clean the churn

My wife is pretty
My children are sweet
We need one puppy
To be complete

I Represented in Springfield
Senated in DC
Articulating all the while
What change means to me

Some folk said "wait"
Some said "not now"
But here I am quite ready
To take that President vow

The time is now
For us to stand
Because we all know
Yes We Can
Yes We Can
Yes We Can