Twas the night before the election when all through the house
Not an Obama was stirring, not even a mouse.
The ballots were made and carefully protected
In hopes that a good President would soon be elected.
The voters were nestled all snug in their beds
While visions of leadership danced in their heads.
Clinton in her pant suit and Trump in his tie
America settled down before the day some of us wanted to cry.
When through the 50 states there rose such a clatter
We all rose to see what was the matter.
Clinton and her emails, Trump and his words
America felt completely disturbed.
Now Trump! Now Clinton!
Now Pence and Kaine!
On Johnson! On Stein!
On Independents and write-in names!
To the top of the polls! To the top of the seat!
America, the great, couldn’t wait to see who had been beat.
The scandals and debates all burned in our brains
We wondered if our neighbors had joined the Trump train.
This election gave a fright and the conventions were becoming a blur
Did my Facebook friend really just write “I’m with her?”
America was confused and really upset,
How did we get stuck with these guys as our two main candidates?
Some of us really worried, we dropped to our knees
We got down to pray hoping Jesus would send the right one our way.
With knowledge in our brains and now comfort in our hearts
We said an “amen” and were soon tucked away.
We were now a little more prepared for this election day.
“Happy voting to all, and to all a goodnight.”