While we’re waiting the impossible wait for election returns in the USA, here’s my rewrite of “The Impossible Dream” from Man of La Mancha:
THE IMPOSSIBLE WAIT
by Ann Koplow (with thanks to lyricist Joe Darion)
To wait the impossible wait,
To fight the unprincipled foe,
To bear with unbearable feelings,
To wait for returns that are slow.
To right all the right-leaning wrongs,
To love when there’s hate all around.
To try when your heart is too weary,
To keep your feet firm on the ground.
This is my plan
To wait for the vote
Through all of these hours
And keep hope afloat.
To fight the alt-right,
Without question or pause.
To be wiling to march into hell
If Trump breaks voting laws.
And I know if I stay calm and true
In this difficult quest,
The votes might turn more states to blue,
And I might get some rest.
And the world would be better for this
That each vote scorned and covered with scars,
Amid all the anger was counted,
To wait the impossible wait!
© Ann Koplow, 2020
While we’re waiting the impossible wait, feel free to sing those lyrics here.
You can also check out my latest photos and captured images during the impossible wait.
Wait for it ….
… it’s not myself I’m loathing right now.
Feel free to join me during the impossible wait in the comments section, below.
Gratitude makes even impossible waits bearable, so thanks to all who are waiting this out with me, including YOU.