Don’t Forget To Vote

A man enters the voting booth, closes the curtains,
and begins to examine the various choices on the ballot.

After a few moments, he falls asleep standing up,
and dreams that he has slipped off a mountain cliff.

Rather than dropping according to the law of gravity,
he finds himself slowly ascending, drawn up into the sky.

The voting booth is forgotten, as are the candidates
and all the various issues which seemed so important.

Below him, the planet is revolving in perfect harmony,
and lovely white clouds are streaming over blue oceans.

He remembers now why he came here, why he took birth
on Earth — it just seemed so utterly beautiful from above!

When he awakens, he finds himself still standing
in a voting booth, and instantly he makes his choice:
he leaves the booth, walks outside into the sunlight.

As if he has just realized it, he exclaims to himself,
“It’s good to be alive!” and then starts to laugh
for the first time that day.

people-in-voting-booth

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About Bob OHearn

My name is Bob O'Hearn, and I live with my Beloved Mate, Mazie, and our lazy dog, Amos, in a lovely little mountain town called Paradise, situated on the ridge of the Little Grand Canyon, in the Northern California Sierra Nevadas. I have several other sites you may enjoy: Photo Gallery: http://www.pbase.com/1heart Essays on the Conscious Process: http://theconsciousprocess.wordpress.com/ Poetry and Prosetry: https://feelingtoinfinity.wordpress.com/ Writings from selected Western Mystics, Classic and Modern: https://westernmystics.wordpress.com/ Free Transliterations of Spiritual Texts: http://freetransliterations1.blogspot.com/ Wisdom of a Spirit Guide: https://spiritguidesparrow.wordpress.com/ Thank You!
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