The Fifth of November

I know it’s been hard to get out of bed,
but tomorrow is such an important day.
I won’t demand you change your sheets,
or wash your hair,
or find clean clothes to wear.
Because I have a greater favor to ask of you.
Please leave the sanctuary of your home,
find a polling place, and vote.
Even if the lines are long.
Even if the sun is gone.
Even if you think you don’t matter.
(You do!)
It’s time to make your voice heard too!

America, please. Go vote!


Today is the last day of OctPoWriMo. I wrote this poem on Monday with the intent of posting it on November 5th (the day before Election Day) but why wait?

Here is the polling place locator from Please encourage other’s to vote too.

Thank you to everyone who stopped by my blog, liked, and commented during OctPoWriMo.

Best of luck to those who are diving into NaNoWriMo after this. Wishing you endless sources of inspiration and a steady stream of words.


Click on the link below the badge to visit the other writers taking part in OctPoWriMo.

Connect with me on Twitter! @sm_saves

You can also find me on NaNoWriMo under S. M. Saves.



2 thoughts on “The Fifth of November

  1. First off, that’s Grand Central in the picture so this already has my eternal devotion.

    Second, I love the message. It plays out like a very gentle reminder that this is the power you have as citizens: in fact, it is one of your duties in exchange for the rights you have. That is what all citizenry is: rights and duties. Every vote counts.

    Wonderfully written, clearly expressed and even if I cannot vote in the sense your poem asks me to, I’d vote for this poem. SMSaves for president!

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