Thursday, September 24, 2020

An Honest Fib

This week Poetry Friday is being hosted by Jone Rush MacCulloch


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To celebrate both National Math Storytelling Day and National Brave Day, both celebrated on September 25th, Jone has invited participants to consider poems about bravery and/or math to tell a story. 

Today I combined the two. 

My poem is an honest Fib, as in Fibonacci: 6-line, 20-syllable poem (1, 1,2,3, 5, 8) about a (now) act of bravery: Voting.

our

kids

need us 

to go vote

to make certain that

democracy remains intact

©2020, Bridget Magee. All Rights Reserved.

I've already cast my ballot from abroad.  

The Pima County Recorder emailed me back that

"my 2020 General Election ballot has been received and 

is being processed for tabulation." Yay!

Image by Jackie Ramirez from Pixabay


34 comments:

  1. Excellent! Our ballots will be here in a couple of weeks! Then I can immediately take it to the drop box! Yah! Thanks for voting, Bridget!

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    1. Thanks, Linda! I can not wait for the landslide that will warrant the peaceful transfer of power! :)

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  2. Love the poem and that you voted! Two wins.

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  3. Yes!
    Everyone please vote.
    Thank you for reminding is, Bridget. 🙏

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    1. You're welcome, Jeanette! Thank you for stopping by and commenting. :)

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  4. Yes! Thank you! Love your fun use of the word "fib."

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    1. Thank you, Liz! Gotta define things these days, if you know what I mean. :)

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  5. Your title is inviting, Bridget, and your poem is filled with a great call to action. My vote will be placed soon with hopes for a peaceful transition of power.

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    1. Thanks, Carol! I, too, am looking forward to a landslide win and peaceful transition of power. It WILL happen!

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  6. Hooray!! Our ballots arrived in the mail yesterday. :)

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    1. Yay, Jama! Never have I been so happy to vote in all my life. :)

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  7. Well done, Bridget! This poem reminds me of going with my dad to vote when I was small.

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    1. Thanks, Laura! My girls went with me when they were little, but now I do it via email. The result is the same, our voices get heard! :)

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  8. I did my ballot yesterday and it will go out in next week's mail bag!

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    1. Yahoo, Ruth! I love that no matter where we live in the world, we are Americans and our votes matter! :)

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  9. Honestly, a terrific fib, Bridget! And well done for casting that all important ballot from overseas, too. I'm anxiously awaiting mine.

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    1. Thank you, Michelle! I'm heartened by the excitement and anticipation everyone is expressing to vote. Exactly as it should be. :)

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  10. Great title and poem, Bridget and thanks so much for making sure to get that all important vote in. Every one counts!!

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    1. Indeed, Molly! I look forward to all of them counting to result in a landslide of change! :)

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  11. Voting has never been so important. It must feel good to know yours is in and counted.

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    1. It does, Margaret! We had about a 24 hour turn around from receiving our ballots and getting them returned! :)

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  12. Love your poem! I don't think I've ever heard of a Fibonacci. I'll have to give it a go.

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    1. Thank you, Rebecca! I've seen Fibs before, but Jone gave a great explanation of the pattern to follow. I hope you like it when you give it a go! :)

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  13. I love it! Yes, let's get out the vote.

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    1. Thanks, Linda! Most important election...ever! :)

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  14. Amen and Amen. As soon as early voting opens here, we will go and cast our ballots. Love that you have already voted from abroad! YAY YOU!

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    1. Thanks, Mary Lee! I love that people are energized and engaged in the voting process like never before. I have to believe it will result in the change we desperately need. :)

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  15. Isn't it nice that you can track your ballot and make sure it has been received?
    I am planning on voting early, in person. VERY excited to do it!

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    1. I'm excited for you, Tabatha! It's weird, voting has never been so easy as when we moved OUT of the country. We do it all by email, we get our ballot at the earliest point possible, and we can check our ballot status. None of which we could do when living in the US. I wish they'd streamline a national voting process... Ugh.

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  16. Yes! Mailed my vote this morning:>) Also, were you at a library event yesterday as Ann Magee?

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    1. Yay for early voting, Laura!
      Nope, Ann Magee is not me. The time difference of the event was a bit tricky for me...I'm sure it was awesome! :)

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  17. A timely fib that is the truth! Yay, for voting.

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    1. Thanks, Jone! And thanks for inspiring the math/bravery theme! :)

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