Happy Poetry Friday!
I’m here with a mix of poetry and art to raise consciousness for the US Midterm Elections. My illustration accompanies my poem which was inspired by Calef Brown’s prompt on Michelle Heidenrich Barnes’ blog site Today’s Little Ditty. We were to write a poem or tale “that tells the story of two anthropomorphized objects.” Mine are letters, but I added a third voice in for kicks. Haven’t yet had a chance to post it at her site as the art is fresh off the drawing table. My art is also for #Inktober, which I have been partaking in all month.
L’EVOLUTON OF A POEM STARRING LETTER “L”
& INTRODUCING LETTER “K” AND “M”
Lovely letter “L” set out to compose a
But got sidetracked…
He rolled the sound around in his mouth,
Looked over his shoulder, cleared his throat–
There’re too many lackeys not voting in the ‘lections.
Calling all lackeys for the last time to line up
It’s time for:
Lifting your voices
Loud and clear
Letting all know–
Pssst,Excuse me, Letter “L”
Remember you were going to introduce us…
Oh la la la la la,
Which one of you can lockup this next ‘lection–
Me cried letter “K”
I’m kooky, kinky
Never kvetchy or uh klutz,
I’ll help secure your kingdom.
Look at Meeee cried letter “M”
Longing to Link Lively
Voters to a Lifetime of
Letter “M” please step out of line
You’ve unlocked my lonely, lingering heart.
Together we’ll unleash
New love for the ‘lections,
Together we’ll lead the voters,
Together we’ll leave all lads and lassies longing for
The politics of the left,
And law and order will
Once again lead our lovely land!
Pssst remember, pull that LEVER and VOTE!
© 2018 Michelle Kogan
Thought I’d share with you some pics and a video from the #Women’sMarchChicago March to the Polls that I attended last Saturday. It was in a word, INSPIRING. The message: to get out the VOTE; and one of the very special speakers, Heather Booth, who founded JANE in Chicago also added the importance of after and before to continue to ORGANIZE! Volunteering was mentioned a few times, talking to people in your own neighborhood and who may have similar views as yours but may not plan on voting or need a nudge–encouragement–letting them know their vote is important and needed!
#SwingLeft was represented there also and many other dynamic and fine speakers.
Here is your Charge–
If you are a citizen in the US
do your civic duty for the November Midterm Elections,
Brenda Davis Harsham at Friendly Fairy Tales is hosting this weeks Poetry Friday Roundup. She’s offering up a haiku about bees which is very tasty, so be sure to stop by–Thanks for hosting Brenda!