The News In Poetry Day 59: Election Day

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May 11, 2013 by Sez

Today’s poem is inspired by a photo on the BBC news website.

Ammi is going to vote today
And Abba is going too
We have to stand in a long, long line
To do what we came to do.

Abba is looking stern today;
And Ammi is looking proud.
They tell me that voting is everyone’s right
And, one day, I’ll be allowed.

Ammi is holding my hand today
She tells me I have to try
To be a good girl as she waits to her turn
Although there’s a chance we’ll die.

Ammi is going to vote today
And Abba is going too.
And we won’t let threats get in the way
Of the thing that we came to do.

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