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

Updated on November 19, 2016
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My name is Ruby. I live in Southern Illinois. I love to write poetry, short stories and flash fiction. I am a retired R.N.

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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    • always exploring profile imageAUTHOR

      Ruby Jean Richert 

      23 months ago from Southern Illinois

      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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      Shyron E Shenko 

      23 months ago from Texas

      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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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      24 months ago from Southern Illinois

      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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      William Kovacic 

      24 months 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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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      24 months ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      24 months ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      Devika Primić 

      24 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

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

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      Audrey Howitt 

      24 months ago from California

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

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      24 months ago from Southern Illinois

      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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      junko 

      24 months 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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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      24 months ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      24 months ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      24 months ago from Central Florida

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

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      24 months ago from Southern Illinois

      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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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      24 months ago from Southern Illinois

      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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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      24 months ago from Southern Illinois

      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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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      24 months ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      24 months ago from Southern Illinois

      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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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      24 months ago from Southern Illinois

      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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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      24 months ago from Southern Illinois

      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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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      24 months ago from Southern Illinois

      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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      Clive Williams 

      24 months ago from Jamaica

      don't go south. go jamaica

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      24 months ago from Southern Illinois

      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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      manatita44 

      24 months ago from london

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

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      Paula 

      24 months 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 

      24 months 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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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      24 months ago from Southern Illinois

      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 

      24 months 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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      Marion Drury 

      24 months ago from Sydney, Australia

      What a great rhyming response.

      Enjoy your road trip and have fun.

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      Bill Holland 

      24 months 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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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      24 months ago from Southern Illinois

      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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      Genna East 

      24 months 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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      Eric Dierker 

      24 months 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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      Patricia Scott 

      24 months 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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      John Hansen 

      24 months ago from Queensland Australia

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

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      Maria Jordan 

      24 months 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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      Martie Coetser 

      24 months 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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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      24 months ago from Southern Illinois

      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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      whonunuwho 

      24 months 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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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      24 months ago from Southern Illinois

      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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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      24 months ago from Southern Illinois

      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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      mckbirdbks 

      24 months 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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      Hari Prasad S 

      24 months ago from Bangalore

      Take a break from the fever.

      Explore and Revere the shore.

      - hari

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