November 2nd, 2018


Enough: an election poem

Today's poem is written with my poetry sisters and our challenge in mind -- use anaphora, the fine art of rhetorical repetition, in a poem. Think Churchill's "We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender."

Today's poem is also written with the upcoming election in mind, and with a reminder to you to vote. We need checks and balances to exist in our government, and without your vote, we may not have them.

by Kelly Ramsdell

I am only one,
anxious and afraid.
What can one do?

I am only one,
one voice, one vote.
What can one do?

I am only one,
frustrated, enraged.
What can one do?

I am only one
but so are you.
Join me, we're two.

I am only one,
but we are myriad,
disgusted, outraged.
Watch what we will do.

You can find my other poetry sisters' posts by clicking the links below:


And here's the link to the Poetry Friday roundup, hosted by my friend Jama:

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