Political Divides

Whether your view is historical or hysterical,
The outcomes were really unpredictable.
The pollsters certainly missed the boat;
One of them must have acquired a goat.

While we witness politics the next four years,
We’ll be brought to quiet tears or rowdy cheers.
Some changes will happen and others won’t;
You’ll be sure to see, if now you don’t.

The glass ceiling has not been broken;
American folks have definitely spoken.
It won’t be I who throws her hat to the ring;
What a wild rollercoaster ride that would bring!

Who will be our next candidates
Thinking even now of worthy running mates?
Platforms and policies remain to be seen;
Till then they should work to keep noses clean.

I won’t miss misleading ads and mudslinging,
I long for calm and patriotic singing.
May unity and peace for four years remain
As Americans choose from violence to refrain.

Please take politics off late night TV!
Enough is enough, if you want to ask me.
Other stuff can bring smiles and fun;
Don’t forget to tell Colbert and Fallon.

No campaign should isolate friend from friend.
May divisive living not be a trend.
There are hurt feelings that need time to mend;
May love and kindness be what hearts send.

About Teresa Pearson Lee

Retired after 33 years of teaching English and French (one year in private school in Memphis, TN and the rest in public school in Doniphan, MO. Enjoying new adventures - all those things I put off for lack of time, energy, now I can try them! Pottery, writing, traveling, camping, kayaking, dancing, listening to some of the best live music ever, and making lively new friendships. All christened with an appreciation for great red wine! Created and operated KC's on the Current, then sold it and managed it for new owners. You might still find me at the reservation desk when spring rolls around. Born and raised in St. Louis, MO near The Hill. Though a transplant to Southeast Missouri, still a city gal at the core with a deep love of the natural resources in these Ozark foothills. Currently I am a content coordinator for Poplar Bluff Living Magazine and a columnist/stringer for the local weekly The Prospect News. My rescue Siamese helps with most of the proofreading; he has a great ear. I relish the solitude easily had in the Mark Twain Forest but thoroughly enjoy lively outings for music, wine, conversation close to home or in my beloved hometown. Technology is my greatest challenge but so worth the shared connections. There may be a need for solitude but there is little loneliness. The material in this blog written by Teresa Lee is her property and cannot be used without express written consent to do so.
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