Posts tagged ‘politics’

September 25, 2012

The Absentee Ballad

Here lies before you the greatly anticipated attempt at a ballad, which includes, for those who do keep up on the modern times, four verses in each stanza, and two or more rhyming verses in each. Beware; it is literally the worst ballad likely ye have ever beheld.

Come all ye, comrades

Harken forth and listen to me

as I tell the tale of the absentee

and her long lost ballot.

 

Tis a tale between two men who fight

for the right to partaaay

and for vote of the military

who they be quick to use, slow to pay

Hear thee, hear thee: fight to the death!

Hear thee, hear thee: fight to the death!

Here we begin with a poor butterbars

Who must vote for the next White House guest

in order to be ignored justĀ  like all the rest

First on this journey she must find the papers to sign

 

The office of the registration holds grumpy ladies

of whom a smile has not blessed the face

for years and years of many a election race

They confuse and they point and they furrow their hairy brows

 

But oh, friends, at last! At last!

The heroine has the right of the 19th Amendment,

slipped under the door for a say in the government,

it shines as the beacon of freedom and change.

 

But alas! A battle ravages the heart of the heroine,

once so pleased to be a successful absentee

Who to choose whilst she is overseas?

Who will fight for her when she fights for them?

 

The sad ballad of the absentee cannot end in peace.

The truth is that elephants are red, donkeys are blue,

and both smell of complete doo-doo.

Thus, she knows not which one to choose.

 

And now, ladies and gentlemen, for the best part of this ballad: the END.

 

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