Ballot Ballad

Ballot Ballad

A Poem by Robert Trakofler

Ballot ballad

 

Do we get to pull the lever

Though it’s you that holds the tether

From these polls our wills you sever

From our necks our heads forever

Will hang loose for your endeavor

On this noose to fill your ledger

For the ballot count you treasure

As you steal hopes for the pleasure

Of not giving a successor

We know you think that you are clever

Let me tell you, you were never

You’re not bright by any measure

And your minds not altogether

I will stand in line forever

To cast a vote for my displeasure

For my country you dissevered

I’ll risk sickness and bad weather

To break away your wretched fetters

You’ll not stay our great oppressor

For we will fight and stand together

© 2020 Robert Trakofler


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You know Rob, I can appreciate the sentiment in this. Being a Canadian I can't vote in your country, so I will not put forth an opinion. The rhyme is striking and quite enjoyable.
It looks like you won't need to worry about pulling that lever (due to the virus) so you can just mail in your ballot ... nothing could go wrong ... could it? Don't even need to produce certification or identification ... how much better could it get. ;>}

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Robert Trakofler

1 Month Ago

I will pull the lever I will not allow them to steal my vote and send in a mail in ballot i have nev.. read more
Ted Kniffen

1 Month Ago

Every person eligile should get out and vote ... no vote is wasted ... even if your person doesn't m.. read more



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Yeeeeeeesssss! So Sadly On-Point dear Robert! You cut all the B.S. right down to the quick and deadly truth in an an acerbic and adroit scythe of rhyme-as only you can. Last line rings out with hope and strength and patriotic purpose. “For we will fight and stand together” to overcome the trenches of tyranny. I love this write and solidly stand (and vote- have to mail mine from Florida for NY) with you. Bravo.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Robert Trakofler

2 Weeks Ago

I am not trusting the mail in ballots I will go to the poles:)!!!! I plan on packing my van with dri.. read more
Annette Pisano-Higley

2 Weeks Ago

Good for you Robert! (Mask and glove yourself up-don't trust those covid antibodies!) I'm stuck in F.. read more
All I can say having read this, Robert is that I am with you all the way. Beyond the subject matter which perhaps as a Brit I am not qualified to speak on but in another way as a globalist perhaps I am. I always vote for empathy. I think you do also.
Onto the structure, it is simply superb, nuff said.
Note: for Brit read Scot for many reasons some of which are mentioned.

Posted 4 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Robert Trakofler

4 Weeks Ago

Donald Trump is the antithesis of empathy my good friend it has been the most dreadful 4 years of po.. read more
Ken Simm.

4 Weeks Ago

I'm glad you saw the reasons why I would be rather classed as a Scot although I was born in England... read more
With such great resolve and determination that I read in your words, positive change is inevitable and soon. Great changes are nigh. Cheers dear sir!

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Robert Trakofler

1 Month Ago

I sure hope so Mr. Peston its been a hard 4 years to say the least
AJNJ

1 Month Ago

I am with you in hoping for the best, dear sir.
I like this. It's says alot but, still manages to stay general. Nice work.

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Robert Trakofler

1 Month Ago

thanks Sith it's nice to meet you:)
save a spot in line for me, brother bunny.

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Robert Trakofler

1 Month Ago

I will do it! I will bring snacks and plenty of refreshments:)
Oh Bunny, election time for you. Good luck with that. We had ours almost a year ago and got sick of it soon enough. You've got plenty more time for more fun and games. It will be interesting to see from across this side of the pond what happens, but I know for sure Bunny that orange ain't your favourite colour. Your lines here on a political topic rattle c
along with great rhythm and your rhyme here is second to none. Enjoy the rest of the day.

Chris

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Robert Trakofler

1 Month Ago

I will take that compliment to the highest degree coming from my hero the zen master rhyming queen! .. read more
I really hope there's a change soon. Trump is highly entertaining but kinda scary at the same time. I get told all the time how great he is though. He has some hard core supporters. Maybe there's something I'm missing

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Robert Trakofler

1 Month Ago

well i missed it too Ana but then again I am a fact/ reality kind of rabbit LOL
Ana Papaya

1 Month Ago

I'm a fact/reality kind of Papaya... :)
very best of luck .

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Robert Trakofler

1 Month Ago

thanks dave if trump wins again i'm moving to canada
Dave Brown

1 Month Ago

the line is growing but they (US) just put up another border fence
Wow! I love your strong and strident voice here, dear Bunny! I don't know much about this leader but I do know you to be a compassionate and thinking citizen and if you're willing to risk sickness and bad weather to cast your vote against him then he must go! I know yours will be a much nicer place without him and his arrogant ways. Power to you and yours, my friend! Stay safe!

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Robert Trakofler

1 Month Ago

thanks Dhara I want to be proud of my country again not ashamed
Dhara_Ditzy Kat

1 Month Ago

And you shall be, dear Bunny! And I'll be so happy, cheering you all!
I feel the same, Robert. Be sure to share this one to the WE PAW ezine prompt.

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Robert Trakofler

1 Month Ago

thanks mom:) I just posted it this morning:)
MomzillaNC

1 Month Ago

yvw 🐇

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Added on August 21, 2020
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Robert Trakofler

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I am the Bunny but the bunny isn't me long live the bunny Hello I’m Robert I own an art gallery and performance space in Pittsburgh called The Zenith It is also an antique store and a veget.. more..

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