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11/2/04 - Election Day
02-NOV-2004 dds

11/2/04 - Election Day

Germantown, MD

... most important vote of my life.

To-day, of all the weary year,
A king of men am I.
To-day, alike are great and small,
The nameless and the known;
My palace is the people's hall,
The ballot-box my throne!
The rich is level with the poor,
The weak is strong to-day;
And sleekest broadcloth counts no more
Than homespun frock of gray.
To-day let pomp and vain pretence
My stubborn right abide;
I set a plain man's common sense
Against the pedant's pride.
The wide world has not wealth to buy
The power in my right hand!
While there's grief to set redress,
Or balance to adjust,
Where weighs our living manhood less
Than Mammon's vilest dust-
While there's a right to need my vote,
A wrong to sweep away,
Up! clouted knee and ragged coat!
A man's a man today!

"The Poor Voter on Election Day"

by John Greenleaf Whittier

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Jeff Hall05-Dec-2004 17:50
Love the image and the verse. Thanks for sharing.
Linda Mingay03-Nov-2004 09:32
cool pic and even cooler sentiment
Dennis Steinauer03-Nov-2004 08:07
Is there some reason you think I speak Spanish? :) (I assume it means Voting Polls, but hey, maybe it's an election dirty trick.)
Erich Mangl03-Nov-2004 07:54
urnas short for urinals ?
Gary Winters03-Nov-2004 06:33
While I like the pic, I think I like the poem even more. Wasn't familiar with it. Thanks, Dennis!
whiskey0103-Nov-2004 05:31
Excellent shot
Guest 03-Nov-2004 05:12
I took so many drugs I forgot to vote....LOL!!
Chris03-Nov-2004 04:47
Great, timely image. And nice fall color to boot. :)
Donna Lear03-Nov-2004 04:43
Nice capture. I felt a bad urge to take drugs before going to vote though. Glad I was at the local Ruritan/community center where they don't care about stuff like that.
Guest 03-Nov-2004 04:40
LOL! A drug free poll! That's no fun! Great eye to catch this, and funny to boot.
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