Twas the night before elections, and all through the forum
Not a new barb was written, a welcome sense of decorum
The ballots were all mailed or dropped off at a box
And those that don't vote clearly have brains made of rocks.
The CONS were nestled all smug with their polls
With visions of the White House when twenty sixteen tolls
And the Libs with their facts and I with my TextEdit
Must surely throw to Clement Moore a small note of credit.
When out of of the TV there rose a new chatter
Who wins, don't you see, it doesn't really matter
I grabbed the remote to turn up the squawk box
But pressed the wrong button and was soon watching Fox.
The goon at the news desk was claiming quick victory
"We've won" er "They've won" You could sense his trickery
When what to my eyes and ears dead air soon ensued
And the goon on the screen went Microsoft blue.
I pecked at the remote to quickly change news source
Discovering the anchor at CNN had become hoarse
He cleared his throat quickly and mumbled "This just in"
"The election is over, we've called it and it's a win.
"Now Fox, now CNN, now CBS and NBC
And ABC and OPB and WGN" you see
Were all claiming it's done without votes being counted
Like it's all a done deal and there's nothing to be doubted.
Like dry heaves that before the swine flu arrives
I gagged at the notion of what was before my eyes
So on to my laptop my fingers did hurry
To check on the net so my mind not to worry.
And then as a youtube video explained
Both sides are claiming victory, I felt pretty drained
But I gathered my head and was sensing the patterns
And down the chimney came President John Adams.
He began to address me on the situation at hand
And how far we had drifted from his plans for this land
How greed and power had consumed the world's leaders
And he asked me "How do I reach all the world's readers?"
I pointed at the TV and said "there's your solution"
In media, I explained, there's been somewhat of a revolution.
He twinkled his eyes and sat at my desk
"Fine, I'll adapt, and maybe clean up this mess"
He gritted his teeth and waved his hand in the air
And his image appeared on the T.V. quite clear
I switched all the channels, but they all showed the same
And John Adams he spoke and he clearly lay blame.
"Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes,
our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions,
they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence."
Your progress, my nation, is quite out of resonance.
He spoke no more words, but reached into his pocket
And pulled out a watch on a chain with a locket
It's time for the principles of the founders to come back
Republicanism and a strong central government in fact.
You must have them both for the country to prosper
And he said as he left barely heard in a whisper
"Trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty."
You must get afar from all this negativity.