Poem: “Exception, Mister Speaker—” fr. notebooks, Jim Stallings

Exception, Mister Speaker—

Thank you.

Upon that point of order

Well, may I approach

And make my annual appeal

Please the assembly

That the least of these

May have his or her day—

And further that this sun

Might shine on all

In this our commonwealth.

Else we shall lose the loyalty

Heretofore given in hopes

Of a better, generous day

When the basics of life

Might be granted, sirs,

As true birth rights.

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