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The Eclectic Pen - The Political Blues

By: Rebekah M. (PossumAnnie) -   + 3 more  
Date Submitted: 7/23/2010
Genre: Literature & Fiction » Poetry
Words: 217

  The Political Blues
Rebekah Morris

Oh, Iím afflicted with a terrible disease
I call it the Political Blues.
I donít go around coughing or having to sneeze,
Itís just that thereís so much to do!

The disease comes on slowly, Iím hardly aware
That anythingís wrong at all.
First itís a longing to get out in the air
And make a political call.

Then there are meetings to hear people talk,
As though they had something to say,
By then I am certain to go take a walk
And oh, itís a terrible day!

My phone wonít stop ringing no matter the time,
And my doorbell is dinging now too!
Iím trying to tell you in this little rhyme,
Iíve caught the Political Blues.

But it only grows worse as the days quickly fly
And itís certain Iíve got it bad,
For no matter how often I think with a sigh
That I might be going mad,

They call then to tell me to drop some more lit,
Of phone calls I have to make,
Until I am ready to throw a big fit
Or maybe go jump in the lake!

And then there are days when I didnít get out
To help the political campaign,
Iíve wandered the house till the others must shout
ďJust go before youíre insane!Ē

Iím tired of walking, phone calls and signs.
Iíve hardly a voice to use.
Yet it is certain I wonít quit the front lines!
Iíve just got the Political Blues.

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Elisabeth C. - 7/31/2010 11:00 PM ET
I've never read that one before...and I like it! Perfectly describes life with politics! :)
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