Tuesday, November 04, 2008

I Voted Today

So my voice has been heard.
Because I took the time.
To vote on what future I want to see.
By my own choice.

What about you?
Did you decide the lines were too long?
Or the weather too terrible?
If you did, then you are mute.
By your own choice.

Then remember just a little while ago.
When many Iraqis voted.
Not once, not twice, but three times.
Each time risking their lives.
To boldly flash a purple finger.
And then smile knowing liberty was theirs.
By their own choice.

So when things do not go your way.
When things happen that outrage you.
Remember you did not vote today.
And close your mouth, for you are mute.
Your opinions are meaningless.
By your own choice.

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