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Election Day Sonnet: A sonnet about the state of politics in the United States of America, as election day draws near
Posted by Douglas, Oct 30, 2008. 3380 views. ID = 1947

Election Day Sonnet

Posted by Douglas, Oct 30, 2008. 3380 views. ID = 1947
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This post is a Grab Bag which uses the following words: candidate, holder, novel, mistaken, snack bar, postcard, feasible

I chose to use one grab bag word for every two lines of the sonnet. After I finished writing it, I went back and replaced "snack bar" with "candy", because having the poem flow well seemed more important than using every word on my list. :)

I also put it on the featured list, since it's so...timely.
This post has been awarded 72 stars by 16 readers.

It seems that every candidate we see
Is doomed to leave the citizens aghast -
Placeholders in our nation's history,
They're only shadows of our glory past.
And every speech that hits the public waves,
Has no more content than a postcard's note,
Yet on and on the speaker rants and raves,
As though it was a novel that he wrote.
But is it feasible that we're the cause,
With short attention span for the arcane;
Are we mistaken when we give applause
To politicians who just entertain?
For candy always wins, with more appeal
Than any good and healthy balanced meal.

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Nov 4, 2008
nice piece, very poignant to today and yes they nothing more than a faded shadow of the leaders of the past, if even that! Everything is a show and the intelligence has left the building.
   ~Posted by Half-lit, Nov 4, 2008

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