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A Haiku - Ruminating On Election 2012

Updated on February 24, 2015

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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      Demas W Jasper 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      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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      Justin W Price 4 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      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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      Demas W Jasper 5 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

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

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 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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      Demas W Jasper 5 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

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

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      breakfastpop 5 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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      Demas W Jasper 5 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      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 5 years ago

      Ruminate on this

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

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      Martin Kloess 5 years ago from San Francisco

      very clever. thank you

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      Randi Benlulu 5 years ago from Mesa, AZ

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