A Haiku - Ruminating On Election 2012

Gut reactions and loyalties should not have decided Election 2012.

"Roll your tongue ten times before you speak." (M. Jasper)  "Examine your thoughts ten times before you vote."  (D. Jasper)
"Roll your tongue ten times before you speak." (M. Jasper) "Examine your thoughts ten times before you vote." (D. Jasper) | Source

The cow chews, and chews, for two stomachs.



Ruminating? Yes.

Chewing repeatedly too.

"Chew your food" moms say.


The cow chews and chews;

Big and strong and life giving.

Two stomachs she has.


Two candidates, too.

Two minds seem needed this year,

To weigh their values.


Ruminating? Yes.

The cow doesn't hate the field.

Having chewed, she rests.


Stomachs do the rest.

Skip the hype. Which man should lead?

Brains for testing now.


Milk, like ads. is just

87 percent water,

Not much substance there.


13 percent "goods."

To get all the nutrients,

Consume and digest.


Ruminating now.

Not just the first impression,

The thinking side, too.


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© 2012 Demas W. Jasper All rights reserved.


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btrbell 4 years ago from Mesa, AZ

Very interesting analogy! Sadly, I am still at a loss when it comes to voting.


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Mhatter99 4 years ago from San Francisco

very clever. thank you


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breakfastpop 4 years ago

Ruminate on this

Obama will destroy us now and forever......


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

And we can add Federal Reserve Chairman Bernanke to the cast of looters who will leave a future president an even more unmanageable IOU to deal with, when they already admit they haven't done it. Another $480,000,000,000.00+ of spending to get us out of debt!!! Just how stupid do they think the American voters are? I guess we will find out the answer to that question in another 53 days.


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breakfastpop 4 years ago

Dear Perspycacious,

Yes indeed, it's just one hideous insult and disaster after another. This president is counting on our collective stupidity and the mainstream media to get him 4 more years.


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

It's really very simple, if people who vote will just ask themselves the question "Four more years of this?"


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Unfortunately I like neither the vanilla shake nor the chocolate shake. What do I do about voting?


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

In such cases, always vote for the more principled of the two.


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PDXKaraokeGuy 3 years ago from Portland, Oregon

Love it. Perfect analogy. I personally believe we should not have party affiliation listed on ballots, since the majority of ppeople just vote party line. This was th eperfect anaolgy, especially with cows being such unintelligent creatures incapable of reason.


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Perspycacious 3 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

PDXKaraokeGuy: I have noted your suggestion and I think it is a valid one. I will see what I, as one, can do about it being implemented. Thanks.

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