Animal Vote!

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
Vote.

Submitted: November 20, 2008

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Animal Vote!
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“Vote!” said the goat
A goat just spoke telling us to vote
“Choose!” said the fly
Whizzing by as a black spec to the eye
“Who will win?” we ask
“Depends who comes in last” says the dog
Chasing a frog in the fog once sitting on a log
Writing a blog
This frog in a fog
“What if we lose?” we scream
“Nobody loses that chooses!” says the melted ice cream
Forgotten in the trunk of the car
Slowly melting forever away unable to scream like a cricket in a jar
“A ballot is like a gallop” said the horse in the field
“It’s your only way to yield. It’s democracy’s only shield
Against corruption.”
A sudden interruption comes from the lake
Slivery silver snake slivering past a rake
“For goodness sake – what’s all this debate?
Why would you want to worry? Stay up late?
You’ll still find a reason to hate
Just stay home. Do not participate” said this slivery slimy
Something of a snake – and this snake continues
“Look at the ants. They protest over and over
But still their home is destroyed by lawn mower
You swat the fly that whizzes by – and the frog is chased by your dog
The dog you own is fed. Do you let it sleep on the bed?
The horse that gallops is raced and bred. What a life to be led!
Why should you listen to what they have to say?
Tomorrow will just be another day”
The fly – the frog and the dog and the ice cream, melted in a puddle of a stream
Surround us and scream,
“We have no choice! We have no voice! That’s our point – Vote today!”
The goat with a grin, says it again and again
“Hate to gloat – but if not you’ll have no say – vote today!”
Yes, even animals have a say in some strange kind of way
Vote today!


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