OctPoWriMo Day 11: Note to Self

OctPoWriMo Day 11: Note to Self


The inspiration for today’s poem is Day 2‘s prompt: poems and notes to you. The form is tanka, five lines with a 5-7-5-7-7 syllable rhythm scheme. My last line would fit the rules perfectly if I left the third word of the last line as men, but I wouldn’t want anyone to think they shouldn’t vote for a woman of good character.



Note to Self

Study the issues
Election Day approaches
Do due diligence
Scrutinize the candidates
Vote for (wo)men of character

About Andrea R Huelsenbeck

Andrea R Huelsenbeck is a wife, a mother of five and a former elementary general music teacher. A freelance writer in the 1990s, her nonfiction articles and book reviews appeared in Raising Arizona Kids, Christian Library Journal, and other publications. She is currently working on a young adult mystical fantasy novel and a mystery.

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