Election time is near at hand,
With candidates now known.
Debates revealed who's up, who's down,
Who's strong and who is prone.
Though Chocolate started off real fast,
His star began to fade
When sweets became an albatross;
“Bad for your health,” they said.
Poor Teddy Bear was as ill-starred,
A darling from day one;
But whispered through the whole campaign,
“He's soft,” and he was done.
Now Flowers thought he stood a chance,
And ran on issues green;
But money ties to Big Ag Biz
Lost votes he thought he gleaned.
The Greeting Card ran from the front,
And thought he'd sealed the deal;
But Tech and Conservation woes
Combined to lose appeal.
As runners peeled off one by one,
A Dark Horse soon arose;
Heart-felt Affection, grassroots style,
Had shot up in the polls.
But now it's time to make your choice.
Which candidate holds sway?
Elect the gift most worthy of
Serving Valentine's Day.
James Morris, February 14, 2012