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When Children Can Vote


Children Voting

When Children Can Vote

Chocolate dining halls,
finger paint on all walls
(when kids are allowed to vote)
video games all day
schooling goes its own way,
political champs gloat
all amusement parks thrive
pre-pubescents can drive
(if babes are granted the vote.)

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Written for:

Prompt: Vote

And also written for:

Imaginary Gardens

A Mini-Challenge for Sunday – A Hungarian Dance…

I combined two prompts. Sunday Scribblings asked for poems on VOTE. I thought writing about kids voting was amusing. Didn’t know what direction or form to take until I saw the Imaginary Garden With Real Toad prompt which was for writing a poem based on Bálint Balassi, a multilingual Hungarian Renaissance lyric poet who wrote using The Balassi Stanza/Strophe, which consists of this form:

x. x. x. x. x. a
x. x. x. x. x. a
x. x. x. x. x. x. b
x. x. x. x. x. c
x. x. x. x. x. c
x. x. x. x. x. x. b
x. x. x. x. x. d
x. x. x. x. x. d
x. x. x. x. x. x. b

Photo Credit: syracuse.com.  “Westhill Pupils Vote”