Blue Magick

Blue Magick

I call upon the spirits of light,
the angels of constitutional democracy,
of reasonable policy based upon science,
I humbly beseech you: Arise!

Cast out the demons of fear and corruption.
Break the curse of lies, hatred and dark money.
Free us from willful ignorance so we may cast
our votes as a spell upon our government.

Let us attend the sacred polling place,
dance naked ’round the voting booth,
sing songs of truth and good governance
that we may restore our fair country,

sliding my ballot into the holy box,
the Great Rite of Democracy.

First published in Oddball Magazine on November 6, 2018.
Reposted since there’s a full moon overnight and Election Day is tomorrow.

About Bartholomew Barker

Bartholomew Barker is one of the organizers of Living Poetry, a collection of poets and poetry lovers in the Triangle region of North Carolina. Born and raised in Ohio, studied in Chicago, he worked in Connecticut for nearly twenty years before moving to Hillsborough where he makes money as a computer programmer to fund his poetry habit.
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30 Responses to Blue Magick

  1. JeanMarie says:

    As relevant today as it was the first time. Perhaps more so as the stakes are higher. But telling people to dance naked will keep people away. Not get them to go! :)

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  2. anitashope says:

    Don’t know if I will be dancing naked…but I will at least be present. Great eye opener though.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. So on point now too!! Early voted 🗳 two weeks ago and helping others to vote tomorrow!! Thank you for sharing! I will share with my family and friends!! 😇🙏

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  4. berniebell1955 says:

    Phew – another corker from Bartholomew…..

    Your vote isn’t just for America – it’s for the world – all votes ….are.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Ian Williams says:

    I really, really like your work my friend! And I appreciate you always liking my posts. I feel like we probably have a lot in common. Contact me if you would please. I have an idea for collaboration!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. berniebell1955 says:

    I’ve just seen the news – spells work!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. berniebell1955 says:

    That’s the ticket – staying positive..(sarky little so-and-so ain’t I?)

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