The world watched as the first president of Afican descent was elected to represent America. Unfortunately, 2009 was also the year we lost R&B icon, Michael Jackson. The Grio contributor, poet J. Ivy, gives a recap of this memorable year.
Banks going bankrupt, pockets full of lint,
So the government opened up the mint,
Bailouts were lent,
But during foreclosures and bailouts,
More troops sailed out,
Terrorist strapping bombs to baby strollers, so lost souls yelled out,
Somebody let hell out,
Anthrax was mailed out...special delivery,
A woman had eight babies in one delivery,
Chivalry ain't dead, they giving out sweetheart deals on Capitol Hill,
How does it feel?