Letmevote Poetry Pt1

Letmevote may be the one citizenship campaign with the strongest love of poetry. While our French Chair has written a fantastic poem about Europe in best French style, Letmevote UK has had quite a lot of fun with inventing the new genre we like to call ‘Voting Limericks’.

Our UK poetry has mostly focused on the traditional form of the Irish limerick – but we have been open for any freeform ideas available on a sunday morning! To make matters more complicated, our new genre is twitter-based, so limiting each little poem to 140 categories.

Here is a selection of Letmevote UK poems, most of which were written at the time of the letmevote ECI, so encourage people to sign.

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If we can we should,
Help each other if we
Could.
You see, we’re in the same
Boat.
So please do help each other
Vote
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To thy own self be true
Whether red, green or blue
Just vote
For hope
And so make your country
Anew!
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As the night draws near
We’ve nowt to fear
With a vote we can steer
With a vote they will hear
Please do sign my dear
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Together we can improve
We can change the groove
Tomorrow we can vote
If today you wrote
Your name to approve…
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As night draws near
We have nothing to fear.
Together we can steer
So don’t shed a tear
Please sign my dear
Just here
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There is no line between
Them and Us.
There is no
Yours and Mine.
What we need
Is for you to lead
And sign…
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¬†It’s late but still awake
We know the need that’s innate
A vote to make legitimate.
Together we’re more than
Mates.
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¬†Fairness is what we’re taught.
Your name to aid who ought.
Sign here so Others hear,
Votes aren’t for naught.
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As tis the morn,
There is no need to mourn.
Do what’s right,
Don’t give up the fight.
Vote a right to those who are
Born.
#LetMeVote
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It’s off to bed you go
Proud of what you know
So play your part
In the politics that’s smart
Not the politics of No!
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Love a little longer
Vote a little stronger
Include your Other as
He may become your brother
Lets get further.
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Because you wrote
Democracy we shall savour
Without fear nor favour
Your signature to denote
Give your name to vote
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Before the pub,
Before the grub,
Think about hope,
Don’t accept nope,
Give your mates the vote!
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Shame to waste
What you’ve got.
A great fame
Is yours to give
A lot.
Place your name
A game this is not.
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Want to help your brother?
Don’t want to treat him as Other?
Want to help your sister?
As cool as any hipster?
Help: #letmevote