Sonnet: Forgot to Vote??

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Lady Penelope means business when it comes to voting and she doth scorns the apathetic citizen in her sonnet “Forgot to Vote??”. Me thinks Tomatoes might thoroughly enjoy following Lady P’s “Sonnets from Suburbia” on social media.


If you forgot to vote and do complain

‘Bout harsh realities that now exist,

Blame no one else, o’ let me make it plain

Your caterwauling – please cease and desist.

Amazing you can still hold up your head

And claim you are a patriotic soul,

Ignoring civic duties while instead

You never miss your weekly night to bowl.

When apathy’s replaced by righteous ire,

Dear friend, it’s not so righteous, trust me here.

Democracy burns on a fun’ral pyre

If you won’t vote, yet cry into your beer.

O’ please reverse this pattern of neglect

To have some leaders whom we’d all respect.



  • Lady Penelope

    Penny Peyser, aka “Lady Penelope” is an actress / writer / documentary filmmaker living in Los Angeles. Her sonnets have been published in Defenestration , Blood & Bourbon, Page & Spine and Chantwood Magazine among others. Highlights from her acting career include The Hot l Baltimore original production at Circle in the Square, the films All the President’s Men, The InLaws, The Frisco Kid and TV series Rich Man, Poor Man II, The Tony Randall Show, Crazy Like a Fox and Knots Landing. Please visit for all links and to learn about her documentaries Trying to Get Good and Stillpoint. And now Penny Peyser has gathered all of her sonnets into a new book, “Sonnets from Suburbia: More Candles Than Cake”. It is a work of pure genius!

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