Will Going South Cure My Election Blues? Written In Rhyming Fashion.

The voting is over, time to move on

I'm ready for some music and a happy song

Calypso music is what I long to hear

The days are turning cool and dark clouds hover near

My muse nudging me, " Let's go south, there's absolutely nothing to fear

Remember how much fun we had when we blew all caution in the wind

The lazy day's of sunning on the sandy beaches, seeing new faces, a new found friend "

I'm sick of watching the news on TV

Enough is enough. I want to be set free

Whatever happens will occur, that's for sure

Yep, sitting in the sun is a possible cure

For this media madness, the riots, the what if's?

I'm sick of it all if you get my drift?



So I'm packing my bags and heading for interstate fifty seven

In about sixteen hours I'll arrive in sunshine heaven

My cell phone will be turned off. The radio will be playing hillbilly rock

Perhaps in time I'll get over this election aftershock

Whoopee, I think I'm over the dreaded ole writer's block!

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shprd74 2 weeks ago from Bangalore

Take a break from the fever.

Explore and Revere the shore.

- hari


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mckbirdbks 2 weeks ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

A song for the road

https://youtu.be/v8gVUwrJZzo

It will lighten your load

Head for the sunshine

Don't kiss a toad

Your poem is wonderful.


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always exploring 2 weeks ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello hari. I usually get the urge to go south when the weather turns cold. I guess this is the next best thing. lol. Thank you..


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always exploring 2 weeks ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Mike. I'm still laughing from reading your satire today. And, sure enough The Beat Goes On. Thanks for the road song. I'll be sure and not kiss a frog. lol..Thank you...


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whonunuwho 2 weeks ago from United States

A nice response to a terrible time we are all going through my friend. Blessings to you and yours. whonu


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always exploring 13 days ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Who. This is my way of coping with stress during ' the terrible times we are going through. ' Thank you for stopping by.


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MartieCoetser 13 days ago from South Africa

I hope you are serious when you say you're going south for a holiday? Really, I, too, am sick and tired of news. Not only in the USA and SA, but all over, the fat is in the fire. The majority of people are discontented and angry.

But my heart goes out to the people of Syria. Our problems are nothing compared to theirs.

Take care, dear Ruby!


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marcoujor 13 days ago from Jeffersonville PA

I am clearly following my SA Sista - in the best of ways, dear Ruby.

Have a wonderful road trip, which sounds like just what the doctor ordered.

And Happy, peaceful Thanksgiving to you and yours. Love, Maria


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Jodah 13 days ago from Queensland Australia

Have a great trip south, Ruby. Forget the election totally and have fun. Life goes on.


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pstraubie48 13 days ago from sunny Florida

Live here and there are so many opportunities to escape...many parks and natural settings away from the 'maddening crowd.'

Hope you do find some r and r.

Angels are on the way to you this morning ps


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Ericdierker 13 days ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

Well my friend you just took away my politics blues just thinking about the road trip.


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Genna East 13 days ago from Massachusetts, USA

Happy Thanksgiving, dear Ruby. Great rhyme, and so apropos given the recent election, and news broadcasts that seem to have one name only in the headlines. (Sheesh. There IS other news in the world.) I'm packing as well for Key Largo.


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always exploring 13 days ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Martie. I am planning a trip to Ark. to spend Thanksgiving with My son. I would love to go to Fla. and soak up the sun. Oh Martie when I see the children in Syria my heart hurts. It leads me to ask, " why " There are many things that I don't understand. Stay safe my friend. Love you...


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billybuc 13 days ago from Olympia, WA

Well, I'm not longer depressed, so that's good, but it may be quite awhile before I'm truly over this election. As for heading south to cure my ills, that would mean California, and that's no cure at all. :)


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Marion Drury 13 days ago from Sydney, Australia

What a great rhyming response.

Enjoy your road trip and have fun.


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manatita44 12 days ago from london

Great way of dealing with it and some home truths in there also. If I get enough cash, I just might join you, my dear. Barbados? Ha ha. I know you're joking, but I understand what you mean. Much Love, Ruby.


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always exploring 12 days ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Mar. I miss going to Fl. in the winter months. I did that for 10 - 11 years. I remember we would all set up tables outside on Thanksgiving and Christmas, shared food and had a ball. We had a clubhouse where we would go dance and play cards after we got our belly's full. Thank you for gracing my page. Love you.


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manatita44 12 days ago from london

Ah! many are saying down-hearted things your way, so it would be good to get away for a spell. Be strong! Loving thoughts.


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fpherj48 12 days ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

Ruby, I want you to know this poem is fun

Agree that enough is enough ~ I too am done

We all need a rest to free up our minds

and oh the ideas, all different kinds

if you hit the road, going south, north or east

I would not blame you, not in the least!......

You made me smile, Ruby....Hugs to you! You & yours have a great Thanksgiving.....Paula.


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manatita44 12 days ago from london

Oh, Happy Thanksgiving, guys. May the Peace and blessings of Christ be with you all.


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always exploring 12 days ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello John. The election is over and I'm moving on. Politics can be a downer if you let it. Happy Thanksgiving...


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clivewilliams 12 days ago from Nibiru

don't go south. go jamaica


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always exploring 12 days ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Patricia. Lucky you, living in Fl. I would live there if it were not for my sister Mary and good friends, but I love to visit. I especially liked Leesburg and Tara Village. I hope Heston is better. My prayers are with you. Hugs...


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always exploring 12 days ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Eric. I'm happy that I helped you get rid of the political blues. Now, to muster up enough courage to hit the road. lol. Thank you...


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always exploring 12 days ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hi Genna. I wanna go to Key Largo too, so could you please swing by my place and pick me up? We can talk about the mess our country is going to be in with the orange twit. Happy Thanksgiving my talented friend...


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always exploring 12 days ago from Southern Illinois Author

Bill, I've decided there's nothing I can do about the election, so I'm moving on as Hank Snow sang about so many years ago. I prefer Fl. Over Calif. It's ' gonna be a long four years!!! Thank you..


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always exploring 12 days ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Marion. Nice to meet you. Glad you enjoyed my rhyme. Lookout Fl. here I come!


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always exploring 12 days ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Manatita. Barbados sounds like fun to me

Save your dough, you can read poetry to me while sitting under a coconut tree

I don't think The Don will last too long

In between time, I'll write a song

With the money we'll make from your poetry and my song, we'll make a mint

And travel to places we ' ain't ' seen yet, leaving a happy, sandy footprint

Hee!!!!


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always exploring 12 days ago from Southern Illinois Author

Manatita, I don't let it get me down when I hear people remark bad things. I know it will soon pass when America wakes up. Have a great Thanksgiving my friend.


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always exploring 12 days ago from Southern Illinois Author

Paula, I'm so happy I made you smile

I know I will too after awhile

Rhyming eases some of my stress

And in about four years of sleep I'll awake from this mess

And see it was only a silly dream

And another strong woman will run and be elected to head the team

No more wars, only goodness will rule

And we can spend our day's lounging in the pool.

Thank you for the rhyme

And being a friend of mine...


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bravewarrior 12 days ago from Central Florida

Awesome poem, Ruby! Is Key West calling your name?


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always exploring 11 days ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Clive. I like your idea. The only problem, I'm terrified of flying. lol. Thanks..


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always exploring 11 days ago from Southern Illinois Author

Shauna, Key West won't leave me alone. I love your awesome comment. Thank you...


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junko 11 days ago

I have taken a wait and see position its hardly ever like we imagine. The people I thought knew what was going to happen were very wrong, so I ain't listening to them since the elections. I am just going to watch what Trump does not say and the results the world will be watching also. Trump takes office in January until then there will be 24/7 pure speculation. Trump was liberal before he became conservative and lean left and right all of his life, this will be interesting for sure. Your rhyme Ruby is wisdom for those who worry but don't know what to worry about, yet.


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always exploring 11 days ago from Southern Illinois Author

Junko, you are a wise man. You are correct about Trump. He's been a democrat and given large sums of money to the DNC. He's one to watch. He changes with the tide. Thank you for voicing from a level head. I tend to go overboard with worry..Cheers my friend.


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AudreyHowitt 10 days ago from California

Ah this made my week Ruby! I needed some light heartedness today!


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DDE 10 days ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Interesting a great idea to go South. Thanks for sharing your meaningful hubs.


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always exploring 10 days ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Audrey. I've missed your poetry. Thank you for a sweet comment. We all need to laugh!!


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always exploring 10 days ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello DDE. It is raining here so the South is calling me. Thanks...


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lifegate 8 days ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

Sounds like a plan, Ruby. South is a nice place to be - especially to forget the election. Another job well done, Ruby!


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always exploring 8 days ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello lifegate. I wonder if the people in fl. are upset about the election too? Whatever, it's time to move on. Thank you much..


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Shyron E Shenko 38 hours ago

Ruby, this is so beautiful, I love this, as usual it is beautiful, I am glad your muse is back.

Blessings and hugs my dear friend


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always exploring 29 hours ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Shyron. I thought my must left without me, but she's a good ole gal. I guess she's my writing pal. Thank you dear friend.

Hugs and blessings galore...

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