It may not survive in full in edited highlights of Barack Obama's inauguration, but Elizabeth Alexander's poem was, to me, outstanding - with the simplicity and complexity of the best writing. Here it is, in case you missed it.
I've removed the text of the poem, so go to this link to see it in print in a location on the net where it has the poet's permission to be.
Added later: see a video and read reactions to this poem here. Added even later: I've put in the YouTube link. I know not everyone will agree with the poem, or the declamatory style, but I was more than happy with both. Poetry is compressed language, rich with meaning, above all, and this was a poem.
Added later still: I've found a version that is set out as Elizabeth Alexander said she wrote it, in tercets. Source of this info. Here's a thoughtful critical analysis of it as a poem from the Guardian (UK) and a more critical review from the Times (UK).