Voting Dilemma

Record numbers of voters recently went to their polling sites and in many places stood in line for an appreciable amount of time.  They were willing to wait in order to exercise their right to elect persons they felt would represent their concerns on health care, jobs, immigration, crime and more.  Most voted their conscience along  the party lines of Blue Democrats or Red Republicans.

My little limerick** VOTING DILEMMA good-naturedly pokes fun at how we sometimes arrive at our decisions in the political process; yet thank God for America where we are free to make those choices.  I happened to see on ABC News twin young women with politically opposing views who were running for similar positions in local government in Michigan.  Even though their thought processes had led them to different perspectives, they had their arms locked around each other as one of them said, “Remember the right wing and the left wing belong to the same bird.”


Sue left home to go out to vote
With both blue votes and red in her tote.
“Let me see,” Susie said,
“Vote with blue?  Vote with red?
Can my brain match the tint of my coat?”

** I’ve chosen to share a few thoughts with you by utilizing the poetic form of a limerick.  A limerick has only five lines and its rhyme scheme is AABBA.  In other words, the first, second, and fifth lines end in words which rhyme with each other.  And the third and fourth lines end in words that rhyme with each other.  The first line introduces the main character and place.  The fifth line either comes to some sort of conclusion or simply repeats the first line.  There is also a strict pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables.  So, as you can see, the composer of a limerick has the parameters of this tight little box in which to write.  And by the way, limericks are not to be taken seriously!  They are just amusing bits of poetry.

A Laughable Limerick
By Connie Carlisle Polley, 2018

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