Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Poem: If It Were Not For, Voting


 
If it weren’t for our ancestors who had the guts to speak up

The starlit sky would not be ours for the taking

If it were not for the voice that we have been privileged to have

Wherever we choose to go wouldn’t be our decision for the making

 

If it were not for the arm full of books that we could read

Our applause breaking out would be ours without reasoning

If it were not for the epic events that made us who we are

We would not dwell in the serene atmosphere created from mistakes of learning

 

If it were not for the days when the stars lose their glitter

We would not find a reason to find full enjoyment in the sun

If it were not for the stressful weeks we experience at work

Our weekends would be nothing to cherish or to love

 

If it were not for us finding peace within our own selves

We’d find reason to care when haters mock our failings

And if it were not for the rhythm that we carry in our hearts

The tracks on which we are stretching to the next level would instead be derailing

 

If it were not for the things we see within visible range

We would not need a voice to have an opinion

And if it were not for hope for prosperity for tomorrow

We would not ever find ourselves on a mission

 

And had it not been for that mission we’d have no need to take action

Our eager hope would never open doors shut firmly with iron power

And if it were not for our ancestors who had the guts to speak up

The true reasons we had to vote in our hearts would never tower

 

Even alone if we walk down the trail to polling sites

And we come running through the center to cast our voices

And it brings peace to our minds to see different types of people

All surveying the room trying to find the right place to make our choices

 

If it were not for the tallying and the awaiting of the numbers

We wouldn’t keep that hope until the end when the winner is set

But if you didn’t vote or add your voice or make the choice

Who are you to complain if the things we hoped for this world are not met?

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