they shouted till their breath ran dry
cheering on their team
calling out strategic plays
from the sidelines

they were not simply spectators
they were sponsors, endorsers,
team advocates and fans
they wore the colors, talked the talk
and of equal importance,
they walked the walk

 up early, in line, banners in hand
they put their money where their mouth was
they didn't leave at half-time
or the seventh inning stretch

valuable contributors to the game
these citizens marked their ballots
and waited with baited breath
each side convinced,
they held the winning combination

 It's election night, and we're contributing our voices at dVerse


Laurie Kolp said...

Great metaphor... tight game. Can't wait to see who gets the victory!

Brian Miller said...

true that....like hedge said its the big sporting event of the year...and everyone gets to play....and as of right now, its a close one....we will see....

Sabio Lantz said...

each side is convinced:
that they are right, they are good, they should win and the other team is bad. Stats show a very divided country with contrary solutions.

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jane hewey said...

not sure how i missed this the first time out but really enjoy this poem about the election. it was tight and exciting. Now on the other side of it, we will hopefully continue cheering and working at meeting our goals.