ABOVE PHOTO: Laila Williamson, front, and her mom, Adrienne Trice celebrate Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, after news that Joe Biden had won the presidential election, Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, in Philadelphia. (Jessica Griffin/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)
On November 7, 2020 about noon, an awareness was resonating across my neighborhood in Mt. Airy. We received the word that Joe Biden would be the next President of the United States!
What a victory!
All praises for the victory that we have bestowed upon our country. The victory in everyone getting up, getting out, and doing our job — voting! Voting in my lifetime has never been so crucial as it has been recently, with the exception of what my forefathers and foremothers experienced as they faced many challenging encounters when it was time for them to vote.
As a nation, we came out and cast a ballot; and whether we mailed it, we stood in a line, or we voted on it, we did whatever was necessary —and by any means necessary — we did our job, y’all. We got up and got out and we voted!
What a victory! The world will forever be changed. In the next four years, it’s gonna take us a moment to recapture our way back to what our country will look and function like. As we start to rise up, the drastic divisive, ugly, and unforeseeable events that President Trump allowed when he was in office for the last four years will be at the center — events that caused people to suffer and allowed people to show their hatred.He allowed folk to feel good in their unlovingness towards others and to openly express their “don’t want to do it’’ when it comes to helping others and living as a community in our neighborhoods. Naw! This is not a country of that –this is a country of democracy. It is not all about the money, it is not all about how someone can overpower another, nor it is not all about one being better than someone else.
Believe it or not, we are all walking in the same or a similar way in life each day. Although our shoes are different, our clothing is different, our skin and our minds are different, overall, we have a lot in common, and a whole lot of the same — we just don’t realize it. Folks, I want to tell you, today is the realization of truth. Today is the day that the Lord has made, therefore, we will rejoice and we will be glad in it!
What a victory! The White House will be a better place as we have a new president of the United States and a new vice president-elect, creating history in “herstory,” in her office as vice president of the United States. The very first Black woman in the White House in her capacity, next to Michelle Obama, first Black woman, former First Lady of the White House. All props to you, Michelle Obama. The pathways have been set and they are still being set. We got voting rights advocate Stacey Abrams and Keisha Bottoms, mayor of Atlanta. We are following the steps of who we are as women and we are going to allow ourselves to be the best of everything that we could ever be at all times.
What a victory! Yes! So remind yourselves, the next time that there’s a chance for you to make a difference, that there is a chance that you can step up to the plate and bat the ball into the arena of victory, know that it is up to you. because you matter. You are fierce, and you count. All votes count, y’all! Saturday is the day before God rested, that He was finished with His creation.
Look at how Saturday, November 7, 2020 was encountered by many in Philadelphia — the day was sunny, it was bright, the temperatures were above normal, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania made history through Joe Biden’s election.
Yes ma’am, yes sir, “Victory is mine, Victory is mine, Victory today is mine!” I told Satan to get behind, cause victory today is mine!’ Don’t lose your victory — always know that you are the victory! …PEACE
cj is a poet, educator, motivational speaker, and inspirational writer who resides in Philadelphia. She has been creating and writing for decades with the desire to share with you, the reader. Stay tuned as she will empower, uplift, motivate, and change a thought or two! Share your thoughts at [email protected].