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Divided Loyalties

by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Posted: November 10, 2018

Our right to vote unites us as Americans…

The United States 
are divided states
on each Election Day
as we together choose
who and what
will win and lose.

It's a day we take sides
agreeing to disagree.
But in the taking of sides,
we stand on the side of Liberty.

Curiously, what divides us
is what unites us.
We may cancel out each other's vote,
but in so doing we validate a dedicated value
that defines us as Americans.

We are free to vote our conscience and convictions.
With the silent stroke of a pen
of the pull of a lever,
we are free to vocalize our priorities.

Yes, divided loyalties are the privilege of a democracy.
May we never take for granted
the birthright granted us by our forefathers.

The right to vote
and the right to protest
are two rights that make
a wrong future less likely.


Also see Jim Watkins' Election Day thoughts, "Pray, Vote, Trust."


Greg Asimakoupoulos (pronounced AWESOME-uh-COPE-uh-less) is an ordained minister, published author and a freelance news reporter with the Salem Radio Network.   Greg maintains a weekly column called Rhymes and Reasons on The Partial Observer,  which he graciously provides to SeniorLifestyle.

Greg's writings have now been assembled in book form. Find out more.

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Posted: November 10, 2018

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