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Poem: ‘Dan is my Man’

Cory English, wife of Coeur d'Alene City Council candidate Dan English, has penned a swell poem that takes in all candidates in the 2015 municipal election.

It’s the eve of elections/In Twenty-Fifteen,/Winners and Losers/Remain to be seen.
We won’t know for sure/‘Til Jim counts the votes/Who are the sheep/And who are the goats.

Dan Gookin alone/Is surest to win/Without an opponent/He’ll be a shoe-in.
Now Toby reports/“Ron’s soft on guns.”/But Edinger counters/“I’ve got me some.”

Adams is quick to claim/Party affiliation./For city elections?/An abomination!
English says balance/Is what we need most,/Thoughtful decisions/Or we’ll all be toast!

Urban Renewal/Is a topic that’s hot./Some say to keep it,/Others say not.

Bruce doesn’t seem/To have much to say./He did like the Recall/From our dark yesterday.

All of these choices,/And the one I like best/Is English for Council/Above all the rest.

Decisions, decisions,/It’s all up to you./But you gotta go VOTE,/And your neighbor, too.

Now I will close,/And surely you’ll see/Why Dan is my Man,/As plain as can be.

Cory English/Coeur d'Alene (Coeur d'Alene Press letter to the editor)

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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