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Monday April 12th

Letter: A poem concerning the election


Concerning the election,

I’ve looked in every direction.

But when the candidates give a suggestion,

It only gives me indigestion.

Do not be in such haste

To say my vote is just a waste.

The privilege of voting

Is something on which our country is based.

I feel as though I must vote

For the many who don’t have this right,

And to honor those who wanted it, who had to fight.

Should we not use this opportunity for our feelings to denote?

Despite the dissatisfaction

These candidates promote,

I can issue only this call to action

And beg you to vote.

Recognize the privilege

You have been permitted.

Research the candidates and at least to the idea

Of voting become committed.

Perhaps you will find something new

Or even an idea that makes you stew.

Regardless, you shouldn’t be stuck like glue

To someone on TV you only view.

If you must, hold your nose

And make a list of cons and pros.

Find a candidate you think may be all right,

And pray to God we’ll get out of this plight.

I wrote

This note

Simply hoping

You will vote.

Lane Dougherty


Asian Studies

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