October Poem

POETRY CORNER


Election Day

by Nancy Harb Almendras
(DA Germany)

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You won’t have a “ticket to ride”

If you stay on the side

Everything’s not ‘gonna be all right’

If you stay home and lose sight

Guarantee “no satisfaction”

If you don’t take action

It will be “all she wrote”

If you don’t get out and vote.

The “change you want to see”

Starts with one person, me

On this day there is neither rich nor poor

So “Don’t go knockin’ on my door”

“A change is gonna come” our way

“Get up, Stand Up” on Election Day!

 

Apologies to the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Gandhi, Brittany Spears, Aretha, Bob Marley