I Voted. {Poem}

I voted today.

I dropped my heart into the ballot box
And cast my vote for the world I want to see.

I voted for country over party,
And planet over country.

I voted for everyone, and their dog.

I voted for the ancestors,
And the dreams they prayed we would fulfill.

I voted for the children,
Carnivals and innocence and joy.

I voted for the elders,
Soft wisdom, busy hands weaving webs of time.

I voted for the Divine Feminine
To rise again and take her throne.

I voted for the moon.

I voted for owls and crows and croaking toads
And ancient forests teeming with life.

I voted for the Great Spirit 
To guide us toward our rightful place
At the feet of the sacred,
Through the gates of conscience,
That we may find our way back home.

And of course, I voted for love.

Now what to do
But wait for the ballots to be counted?

Meanwhile, rivers roar, bones rattle,
Past and future ages hold their breath.

They are waiting to see
If our hearts will reawaken...
Eyes open and ears pricked forward,
Songs on the tips of their tongues,
Ready to welcome us back to the chorus of life.

I voted today.
I voted for you and me, free.

I voted that we'll make it
Back home together, alive.



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4 thoughts on “I Voted. {Poem}

  1. Indeed, a truly beautiful, inspiring and uplifting poem full of light and promise, thank you so much writing this and sharing. I hope that many, many people read this and take it to heart and mind, and not just those singing in the chorus, but those that blindly follow in the dark.

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    1. Thank you for reading, and for your heartfelt comment. Yes, the poem was written with all of us in mind…those who may resonate and (maybe especially) those who do not. May the world shift evermore in the direction of the good!

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