“Early and Often” a poem by the Bard of Murdock

It’s Sunday and today’s poem be The Bard of Murdock has some fun with the Democratic Party’s idea of how their followers should vote. he published this poem originally on Saturday, November 3, 2012. Please be sure to read the article linked by the Bard before reading the poem.


Early and Often

I voted once in Beaufort
As one William D. Malloy,
The toast of all my neighbors
And a former altar boy.
In Henderson I voted
As one Jackson, Jimmy J.,
The man with cat-eyed glasses
And a laughable toupee.
And then a notion struck me
As acceptable to do:
I’d find another ballot
And I’d make it into two.
I’m voting Democratic
In the morning and at night,
So I can keep the country
From the evil, ugly Right.
If my quadruple casting
Makes a difference at the polls,
I’ll spend my days in lockup
As a man who met his goals.


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My goal is to produce poetical cartoons. I try to use metaphors and caricatures (or a politician’s own words) to address complex political and social situations. In this way, I sum up current events in humorous verse.

4 thoughts on ““Early and Often” a poem by the Bard of Murdock

  1. If what he said was not true, it would be funny. BUT, we know it happens and often. I was at the place yesterday to vote and asked the main guy about fraud happening, he tried to assure me that it rarely happens and that if they see a double vote, that the sheriff would be visiting that person…of course that would be after the fact. I stood there thinking that he is either hoping for the best in people or just in denial, either of which is dangerous. We know that the Democrat party is lawyered up in the event that Romney actually is called the winner. I think we are in for alot of ballots being found in trunks, basements and anywhere else they can claim they were forgotten. I did election judging for a number of years, when the ballots were loaded up, they were taken immediately to the drop off area and signed for, so forgive me if I can’t believe someone would not notice it immediately, not days later. Reminds me of the Norman Coleman and the stupid guy in a diaper from SNL, I will not give him credit by posting his name. They kept at it until they found enough votes and it made me angry that Coleman gave in and gave up. That is what they expected and that is what they got. If the Republican party is to survive, they need to take on some of the tactics of the Democratic party, or it will never win.

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