Place of Refuge

Place of Refuge

05 November 2012

Vote




It appears that FOX News
has decided to do political analysis of muppets.
It appears they've decided
to pick on someone their own size:



Unfortunately, the effect of this piece of brilliant analysis
may actually just prove them to be precisely what they
are setting out to discredit:
puppets



So now
I send my feeble electronic voice out
across these great United States
and ask you to vote your conscience,
vote with honesty
and the same idealism that so many people used four years ago.



Why I Voted the Socialist Ticket

I am unjust, but I can strive for justice.
My life’s unkind, but I can vote for kindness.
I, the unloving, say life should be lovely.
I, that am blind, cry out against my blindness.

Man is a curious brute—he pets his fancies—
Fighting mankind, to win sweet luxury.
So he will be, though law be clear as crystal,
Tho’ all men plan to live in harmony.

Come, let us vote against our human nature,
Crying to God in all the polling places
To heal our everlasting sinfulness
And make us sages with transfigured faces.




2 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Oh, I haven't thought of Vachel Lindsay in YEARS! Great poem.

laura.forestdreams:) said...

hey, i missed this one!! not surprising...i'm so far behind!

anyway, MY vote COUNTED!! =)