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A legal way to stop a vote
Is something that may tax one’s throat;
A speaker has to talk for hours,
Using her persuasive powers.

There are rules they’ve locked in place
That Congressmen must all embrace:
He or she can’t take a break – 
Sitting down – a big mistake!

Leaning on a desk’s taboo;
Other things you cannot do – 
Have a meal or leave to pee.
(That would be the end of me!)

Filibusterers can drink
Milk or water, but I think
If a bathroom’s not permitted,
Drinking likely gets omitted.

Wendy Davis, Texas Dem.,
Spoke ‘til 10:03 p.m.
In her bright pink Fila sneaks,
She defied her foes’ critiques.

Though opponents sought a crack
(Like the brace for aching back),
Davis kept her fight alive,
Demonstrating guts and drive.

Nothing really seemed to fluster
Davis, on her filibuster.
She deserves a silver platter
Just for her amazing bladder!

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  1. Date: 6/30/2013 1:10:00 PM
    You always seem to teach us as well as provide us entertainment. Thanks. Enjoyed!