‘Twas the night before the election, when all through the house

Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;

The Trump flags were hung in the window with care,

In hopes that 45 soon would be there;

The children were nestled all snug in their beds;

While visions of tax cuts danced in their heads;

And mamma in her MAGA shirt, and I in my MAGA cap,

Had just settled in for a Sleepy Joe nap,

When on the TV there arose such a clatter,

I sprang from my bed to see what was the matter.

Away to the living room, I flew like a flash,

Sat down on the couch and turned on the newsflash.

The light from the screen on the living room wall,

Showed images from Fox News I don’t wish to recall,

A recap of the previous year

Reminded me of heartbreak, devastation and fear.

Beginning in January with Australian bushfires. 

Then Harry left the Queen, following Meghan’s desires.

Following this, with the death of Kobe

I knew in a moment this year would be noteworthy.

Then we heard of a virus spreading so quick

Making people cough and making people sick.

Now China, now Thailand, now Italy, then Japan. 

Then Tai Wan, then Hong Kong and now Washington. 

With Trump and Fauci now on the scene

America gets going, working on a vaccine.

As the cases and death counts continue to rise

We wonder if this could be our world’s demise;

The CDC orders face coverings for all

And slowly but surely, COVID cases start to fall.

The unintended consequences started taking their toll

Loneliness and isolation aren’t good for the soul.

But still, it wasn’t all bad, this much is true

Families came together and strangers came through.

People joined with each other, from all walks of life,

To fight for justice, and get through the strife.

From death and disease, to riots and division,

2020 leaves us with one last decision.

So whether you’re voting for Donald or Joe,

There’s some things the ladies at FFL want you to know.

This year has affected all of us, and we know it’s made you blue,

But we love and support you and we will make it through,

No matter what happens with the election tomorrow,

Forget the fighting, forget Donald and Joe.

Remember the closeness of every town,

When back in March we all shut down.

Remember the love for the black community, 

When just for a moment, George Floyd brought unity.

So hug your families tighter, but know there’s nothing to fear

We’ll all come back stronger, from this previous year.

Tomorrow, we hope the polls are misled,

and the map will turn a beautiful shade red.

As you head out to election parties for the night—

We say “Happy Election Day to all, and to all a good night!”

Georgia G

Georgia Gallagher graduated from the University of Alabama in the summer of 2019 where she majored in Journalism and Political Science. She is currently working as a Cast Member at  Walt Disney World in Florida. In her free time she can be found advocating for pro-life policies and working with single or low-income mothers. She often says that her planner is second only to her Bible and she’s never caught without a cup of coffee in her hand.