Perhaps, freelancers, you used the benefit of working at home to check out the Inauguration 2013 festivities on TV (or maybe even in person!).
Personally, I was excited about Richard Blanco, the inaugural poet. Blanco is a Cuban exile, and I love poetry about the Latino experience (one of my niche topic areas, and a topic that's generally dear to my heart). He was the first Latino poet to read at an inauguration, and his work, "One Today" seamlessly pulled together elements of the immigrant experience with the unity that makes such teeming diversity into one America. In fact, one of his most famous poems is "America", and it is beautiful.
I don't think the text to "One Today" is quite yet online- I'm watching for it, though, and will link it as soon as I can. Meanwhile, there's plenty of video of Blanco reciting One Today, definitely worth a look.