"Election Day, 1815" by John Lewis KrimmelPost Your Election Day Poems Here The Society November 3, 2020 Culture, Humor, Poetry 31 Comments Post your Election Day poem in the comments section below. Quatrains They “battle for the soul of the nation” And have their voting registration As Democrats—it’s true, at least They’re spiritual, for they’re deceased! The news is in, Joe Biden’s got The perfect pick for a key spot: Ambassador of China goes To Hunter—it’s a place he knows! CNN and NBC Are turning to veracity— They say there’s too much competition From all the fake news repetition. —From circulating jokes, adapted into poetry by Evan Mantyk NOTE: The Society considers this page, where your poetry resides, to be your residence as well, where you may invite family, friends, and others to visit. Feel free to treat this page as your home and remove anyone here who disrespects you. Simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Put “Remove Comment” in the subject line and list which comments you would like removed. The Society does not endorse any views expressed in individual poems or comments and reserves the right to remove any comments to maintain the decorum of this website and the integrity of the Society. Please see our Comments Policy here. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) 31 Responses Kathleen M Farrell November 3, 2020 Most of us do not see things as they are; we see things as we are. Reply C.B. Anderson November 3, 2020 And that, Kathleen, is how YOU see things, which, accordingly, must be as you are. Absolute relativism is a slippery slope that affords no traction. Reply Susan Jarvis Bryant November 3, 2020 Dear Trump Chumps, Daily I vent and cement my position In expert and erudite words. Democracy fails if each crucial decision Is left to the whim of the herds. For deplorable plebs are flawed and naïve When it comes to electing a path That aligns with MY mind and all I believe – If it wasn’t so sad, I would laugh At the fact that the foolish, the witless and wrong Might win the determining vote. But because I am right yet my vote’s not as strong It may make it much harder to gloat. I aim to resist, I will use every trick I possess in my rancorous store To thwart the ill-will of the thick and the sick, And the morons whose views I abhor. I’m a tolerant soul who upholds human rights – Everyone has a right to be free. I’m gracious and peaceful and shun vicious fights… Unless you’re not voting LIKE ME! 😉 Sincerely (I identify as truthful today) Biden’s Bitch Reply C.B. Anderson November 3, 2020 I’m glad you’ve found your true identity, Susan. Inside every conservative there’s a demon who speaks the truth as embodied in the Democrat platform. Embrace this demon, one and all, and thus ensure pandemonium forever. Reply Susan Jarvis Bryant November 3, 2020 My inner demon is embraced and unleashed… mwah-ha-ha! Cynthia Erlandson November 19, 2020 Excellent! Reply Mike Bryant November 3, 2020 I went to cast my vote today. I’ve even got the sticker. I think I heard somebody say, “If you don’t vote, don’t bicker.” But bickering is what I do. It’s my God-given right. So if I don’t agree with you, I won’t kowtow, I’ll fight. Reply C.B. Anderson November 3, 2020 It sounds like you’re from Texas, a Texican to the core. God bless you. Reply Jeff Eardley November 3, 2020 It’s raining here in England And the news is misery, As we gaze at your election Far across the rolling sea. We hope you chose your leader well, A man of skill and pith. But worry if you don’t, just look At who we wound up with. Reply Susan Jarvis Bryant November 3, 2020 Jeff, today I voted for the future of America, the UK, and every EU country that values freedom over authoritarianism. I hope my vote made a difference. As for the blonde buffoon, the guy whose brain I was once in love with (he can quote from Homer’s The Iliad in Greek!) he is no more than a career politician – my adoration was misplaced. You have diplomatically (as any Englishman would) avoided mentioning your American presidential preference. I wonder if my vote is in keeping with your political vision. Reply Jeff Eardley November 3, 2020 I quote a line from my favourite American movie, “Oh Brother where art thou”…”I’m with you guys” Susan Jarvis Bryant November 3, 2020 Yay! 🙂 Joseph S. Salemi November 3, 2020 There’s nothing wrong with Boris Johnson. Imagine if that left-wing pillock Corbyn had been elected! You’d be totally buggered by now. Reply Susan Jarvis Bryant November 4, 2020 Joe S, I keep a very keen eye on British politics and listen to friends and family living there. Boris (whom I would have voted for) was voted in on two key issues: immigration and Brexit. Yet, the nominally Conservative government said that by January 2021, it would lower the threshold for skills and salaries of migrants, meaning that even with the UK leaving the European Union, net migration will increase. In fact, there have been record numbers of illegal migrants crossing the Channel during the Covid lockdowns – so many, the ones that aren’t occupying hotels are being sent to disused army barracks until housing can be provided. As forBrexit, I’ll believe it when I see it. Here’s a quote from Boris during the first Coronavirus lockdown; “Whilst we are all rightly focused on beating coronavirus, we cannot lose sight of the need to protect our people and our planet from the devastating threat of climate change and biodiversity loss if nothing is done.” What?! the British economy is tanking — suffering its worst collapse in 300 years, and Boris has his mind on the weather! Now, the UK’s on its second lockdown (and they’re threatening a third in 2021) based on moronic model-produced figures using Covid numbers from France and Spain alone. No Sweden. This is disputed by numerous eminent Virologists and Public Health officials who have been ignored and are not allowed to be heard. Does that sound familiar? I had every faith in Boris – it was misplaced. Since Tony Blair’s “New Labour”, there has been no such thing as Left and Right in the UK. I believe both Conservative and Labour are authoritarians growing rich from those pulling their strings behind the slick façade they put up. Jeff Eardley November 4, 2020 Mr Salemi, how right you are. We had a one horse race back in December. Corbin was NEVER going to be PM. Our nation gave Boris a chance back in December but the wheels started to fall with in the “Cummings” affair during the severe spring lockdown. We now have no faith in any of them and are presently wallowing in the mire. Looks like you may have a few problems of your own to come. Joseph S. Salemi November 4, 2020 Dear Susan and Jeff — Thanks for the information. I had no idea that Johnson had turned out to be such a gutless failure. Mark Mellett November 3, 2020 Today I read the news… there was nothing but despair. Patriots are dying and no one seems to care. America is silent, it’s not right….it’s not fair! Our rights are disappearing, it’s politically correct. Our borders being opened by the Congress we elect. While Veterans and seniors are feeling the neglect. I vote for Trump, the legend, The Man! I vote for Trump he’s doing all he can…… I vote for Trump……. I vote for Trump. The Left has been diminished to a point of no return. They politic for Power and their personal concern. Destruction of our values the lesson we will learn. They’ve lied to us before… and they’ll lie to us again. There is no politician that could ever be your friend. When they think less of you then a foreign citizen. We vote for Trump to keep our country free! That vote for Trump will be our victory…. We vote for Trump…… We vote for Trump. They confiscate your guns, they take your rights away. They’ll shred Our Constitution while professing it’s okay. Free speech and your religion won’t last another day. They kneel to mock your values to sell a pair of shoes. The streets they paint with slogans that are meaningless to you. And riot in the darkness no matter what you do! I vote for Trump, the legend, The Man! I vote for Trump he’s doing all he can…… I vote for Trump……. I vote for Trump. We vote for Trump to keep our country free! That vote for Trump will be our victory…. We vote for Trump…… We vote for Trump. We vote for Trump! Reply Cynthia Erlandson November 19, 2020 All true — thanks, Mark! Reply Joe Tessitore November 4, 2020 The Mourning After Small wonder I cannot believe The evidence my eyes receive, The truth that simply breaks my heart; Mine is a nation torn apart. Reply Martin Rizley November 4, 2020 The Tightrope Walker (Reflections on Election Day, November 3, 2020) Across the yawning gorge he has maintained His balance on that tightrope long and thin; Upheld by prayers, he´s found the strength within To stay the course till victory is gained. Four years ago, he ventured to traverse A dark abyss, poised high above a swamp Where fierce-fanged, hungry creatures, poised to chomp Upon his flesh, still waiting, writhe and curse. They wait for that misstep which will at last Cause him to plunge into a watery grave Where from their feeding frenzy none could save His hapless flesh, into that bloodbath cast. Thus far, he´s persevered with steady pace His firm gaze fixed, unflinching and unflapped, Though at his feet they´ve leapt and snarled and snapped To snatch him from that perch where he´s been placed. He carries on his back a nation´s fate And in his pockets, patriots who dream To kindle fresh those fifty stars that gleam Above blind hordes that swarm to storm the gate. A few more steps, and victory is won, He will at last have crossed the chasm wide! But death and danger still below abide At this late hour, as dark clouds dim the sun. For if his foes succeed in their vile schemes To make him slip, or if they cut the rope On which he walks, then downward plummets hope Drowned in the murky depths of Marxist schemes. Yet from those depths, a rising flame will burn; For He who makes dominions pass away And changes spring to summer, night to day, Whose sovereign throne no scheme can overturn Still reigns and drives time´s chariot ahead According to the schedule He has planned He holds the reigns of history in His hand And kindles hope again where hope had fled. His perfect kingdom only will survive The ravages of time and stand forever; That´s why from lasting joy no blow can sever Those hearts in whom God´s Word keeps hope alive. April 11, 2020 Mijas Costa, Spain Reply James Sale November 4, 2020 Love Evans’ quatrains – very droll, especially ‘they’re spiritual, for they’re deceased’!!! I am certainly a Boris Johnson voter, and given the nightmare scenario for the UK of Jeremy Corbyn, we have to give him some slack, even though I don’t approve of the latest lockdown in the UK. Naturally, I am rooting for Trump in the USA – he is pro-British, and surprisingly, pro-USA! Surprisingly? Well, as with Corbyn, you find when you dig down with some of these leftwing politicians that they actually hate their own country, and are far more interested in virtue-signalling memes, and whilst doing so, accumulating their own personal fortunes. And whilst I must say that all of my HellWard book is entirely fictional, there is a description in Canto 9 of a character almost familiar: Behind him, some contorted toad, sad and squat, Mouthed bubbles of clichés that floated, burst Instantly, liquidation their just lot; For substance, wholly absent from the first, Never was there, not since 1917 When Lenin worked his magic – Russia cursed – And one whole country became one gangrene. But still the jargon, and socialist ‘woke’, Poured forth as if thinking had never been, Or tolls of murders had not been uncloaked, As if … but there I saw him, his blank face, His eyes fish-dead, ‘equality’, he croaked. But Bliar, at least, had some semblance of grace: Whilst Korbutt aped Nimrod, gibbering on, The Tone welcomed us, for here was his place: … God bless America! Reply David Watt November 5, 2020 Dogged Behaviour They say that every dog will have its day; Even one who likes to slink away To a basement, there to rest its muzzle On a paw for solving of a puzzle. “Here’s a plan!” the underdog declared. “I can claim a win, although I’m scared. If I dare the bulldog to a fight, As long as I can hide I’ll be alright.” Reply Cynthia Erlandson November 19, 2020 I love it, David! Fun metaphor! Reply Joe Tessitore November 6, 2020 Election Lament; “Fair and Unafraid” or “Unfair and Afraid”? It’s so sad when a hypocrite dies, When among betrayed friends no one cries. So just what did we lose With the death of Fox News? One more network of transparent lies. Reply Cynthia Erlandson November 7, 2020 Thank you, Martin, especially for the reminder in those last three hopeful verses. Reply Martin Rizley November 7, 2020 Thank you, Cynthia, for your comment! Reply Adriano Timoteo Llosa November 8, 2020 Title: One ballot at the Border Teaching my mom the electoral college after poll observing in Douglas, Arizona, and teaching Nebraska’s partitioned electoral votes I see Douglas again, the county for Omaha, and again, the name of a overnight co-worker, I know God is with me. Synchrony, my instincts are aligned universally, is with me. I was meant to be teaching this. I was meant to return by bus all the way from the border – exhausted! I was meant to not withhold, as has been my wont with family for years out of resentment, trauma and need for atonement and hear my bluster as a payment for their shit. Inducing me shell, rescind boil, corrupt and decay. I know because the opposite makes me pounce out I’m excited to geek out Share my knowledge, years of schooling not for nothing. Especially in the show, elocution and public speaking power I deliver it To didact and share the tonnage of spark and knowledge and wisdom that’s in this mind. The surprises from flow glittering grace that comes out of it I was meant to get excited by politics again. I was meant to stir up the boiling for an exciting catalytic effusion of unused skill and energy, majestically waved with charismatic energy for something bigger. A desperation for something bigger. Some deliverance outside the pavilion of covid quarantine gone too deep in consumer, receiving Me-Me-Me based rabbit holes An excitement not for a specific outcome (likely Blue, despite the failure for lasting D.C. happy hour bonds and irreverence against fathers and triggers) Since I find genuine exotic allure for something Red. But a proof of significance and if I matter And if the outcome whittles to one last outstanding. And that state turns out to be Arizona. And by some fantasy an entire Election hinges upon 1 or two votes the romantic salvo of having saved a beautiful woman’s absentee ballot drop-off vote means I’m tangible; part of the world; Not a joke and indispensable; Unique indispensable (imagine if i wasn’t there). important Part of the world Needed and Necessary. = Real Not imaginary. Because my actions don’t just have isolated, unnoticeable fading effect But seismic, tectonic contribution The nation needed something different. And so did I A mandate to continue experimenting. Continue to rise in instinct. And shed erroneous lacklustre, self-beating undeserved, stupid, unbeautiful, low esteem perception And believe in myself Reply Damian Robin November 19, 2020 Groomed news presenters smile and romp, Support the Bidens’ show and tell. They are the ripples on the swamp. The preludes to the sink of Hell. Reply Cynthia Erlandson November 19, 2020 The truth in very succinct and punchy form! Reply Cynthia Erlandson November 19, 2020 I love it, David! Fun metaphor! Reply Carol Connell November 23, 2020 Sing A Song of Trump-Pence (sung to the tune of Sing A Song of Six Pence)nursery rhyme Sing a song of Trump-Pence. Election’s gone awry. Voter fraud in every state and we know why. Before it was official the Dems began to sing. The only way to get Joe in was do the “lyin’ thing. The Dems sold out to Communists for the love of money They think the deal’s all wrapped up, their future’s looking sunny. The story is not over yet, and nobody knows just who will take dominion when the kraken finally blows. 11/16/2020 Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.