- Four More Years
The votes have been counted;
The funds have been spent.
We pause and we wonder,
Where the time so suddenly went
Some candidates lost
And other candidates won.
While cheers have fallen silent,
Much remains to be done.
We must recharge our energies
And vanquish our fears
Stretching out before us
Lie four turbulent years.
It will not be easy.
Things won’t always be sweet.
But an election victory
Means going forward; we must not retreat!
The majority of voters
Gave us their votes, their hopes, and their trust
To make the American Republic
More unified, prosperous, peaceful, and just
The American people clearly expressed their will
Now those recently elected must fully face
What so many have long avoided
And govern with wisdom and grace.
Many arguments were made.
They often drew exuberant cheers.
Let us now heed the distant echoes
And diligently do our duty for another four years.
© 2012, Larry Conley. All rights reserved.