So what made millions of Liberal, Independent and Conservative Americans stay in line to run up their score – each voting against, more than for – was it to prove pundits wrong in our enthusiasm lacking, or tired of money bags passing out Bibles and slogan ads to twist patriotism definition, we sent packing?
Why after Senate added another Flake, did we stand holding the line for America’s sake? Why, when all but supreme secret money was weary of campaigns and begged for a break, was “stay in line,” our only choice to make?
With perpetrators projecting their sins using Communist, Socialism, Elitist labels the easily misled can neither distinguish nor defend, we held the line against pretend.
Deep in muck and mire, weighed down by oil rich insider trading Congress on our backs, treading red sea back to land of the free, we stayed the line emulating Veteran acts.
Hurricane blown out of power, left homeless amidst debris searching through soggy life memories. In the falling Nor-Easter snow fighting dazed from the toll, we bitched and moaned but held our own. Heads high, we walked to poll defending, like war Veterans, our rights in the cold.
Voting more enduring than flippant finger jesters, so even Ohio’s Jon Husted and Florida’s Rick Scott can count the voting lines’ messengers. As their green supply did try to deny ERA and equal pay, we, led better than they, overcame “legitimate rape” and impregnated voting lines anyway.
From east to west, dawn to dusk and all through the night, our bodies, each a precious jewel, strung together continued the fight. Lining up from Philadelphia, Concord, Lexington, Independence, Gettysburg, Emancipation, assassinations, wars & peace, Kent State & Watergate, Trickle Down Reaganomics, Koch heads Rove & Adelson, Mitch pitched polarization, Trumped up Birthers, Hedge Fund Money & Media driven controversies – through it all, like minute men, we answered the call to “stay the course,” again.
First Thanksgiving last time when all were unanimous, to kill the Indians, take their food and claim Turkey day for us. From 1776 to now, to one degree or another, American civil war history has tried to drag us under.
Lincoln and Kennedy sacrificed to save our house divided, defiantly preserving freedom’s life line against mission accomplished Klan guided. Holding the bloody line for peace, our Veterans spared America plunder. Now we “stay in line” against gunrunners who’d put us under.
Bushwhacked set adrift and left behind to mend, we sail segmented in separation from moneyed old men. Rigidly they stare backward affixed in warped memories of what should never have been.
Saluting ‘Red, White and Blue,’ black, brown, yellow, gray haired and youthful student descendents all over time, embraced glory old and new by staying in the line.
“Fiscal Cliff” educated by smoke and mirrors of “No Child Left Behind,” we know what billions spent in dishonest spree, could have bought in wisdom from Rain Forest, outer space and the deep, BP free, blue sea. For all who follow heed this plea from ‘First Responders,’ like teachers see, we always stood the lines for thee.
The worst lie we tell is the lie we tell ourselves, and skewed data mining defines hearts and minds regarding ocean levels and “Climate Change,” but it’s our character that punctured the bubble man of Bain, as we turned from rerun of same and toed the line again.
Voting acknowledges good, bad and ugly of immigrants invading Native American land, from property emancipated to freedom, from female ornaments to women voters, from internment camps to Asian Vets, from “Illegals” to perchance to Dream Act, and to beat the band, now marijuana smoking just as legal for married gay couples, as it is for the straight and narrow clan – staying in the lines, “United We Stand.”
Having survived the Red heat of Derecho, embarrassing European trip fiasco, attempted RGA voter suppression dough, insults to female intelligence with S. E. Cupps of Ingram & Matalin – now shaken and stirred with vile of Coulter bile – served up with forked tongue ala Boehner. As the front line, we stand for a House that is saner.
United citizens, we now scale Citizens United summit, to overrule Supreme stupidity equating American souls to Wall Street double cross damn it. Staying in line, we hold until upheld Voting Rights Act relieves the gamut.
In all our glorious colors, genders, political & sexual persuasions, stacking millions of bodies against billions of dollars, Americans lined up re-declaring our independence: ‘This far and no farther will you come. Here your proud waves must stop!’ Then on concrete we drew the line, staying to restrain 1% top.
Rising up from ashes of corporate rule, we vote to replace anger with civility and unity, staying in the line which our Forefathers inaugurated with freedom’s agility.
Right Rove, the answer was in the wind, but not Sandy. Rather the blow hards against branded “47%,” in the voting lines bonded to Gandhi.
In lines deserting vaginal probe offers for goals in the polls, we became again “The Home of the Brave,” voting for all American souls.
With love for truth that sets all free, we, like fearless Malala, stood in line for all the world to see, and voted our humanity.