You could hear him on CNN and on BBC
His diction energetic, his flow so easy
As Obama spoke, holding all in sway
Twas an inspired moment for the US of A
He spoke of health and jobs; of the Fiscal Cliff
Playing like a rockstar on a guitar riff
He held forth on Twitter, breaking the news,
Hitting every ball, nothing left loose
Battles at home and wars abroad
A focus narrow and sweeps broad
Much to accomplish, hurdles to cross
Was it some shine? Or was it just gloss?
Back home in India, we flicked the remote
thought of leaders who speak by rote,
and of some who don’t seem to speak at all:
winter, summer, spring or fall!