The Vote

“She wears strength and darkness equally well,
The girl has always been half goddess, half hell” 
― Nikita Gill, Fierce Fairytales: Poems and Stories to Stir Your Soul

Donning her velvet cloak, Reina slips out the kitchen door and heads for the clearing deep in the woods. In the street of the sky night walks scattering poems. She looks up as words emerge from the darkest points on the ebony canvas. Approaching the glade, murmurs rise from the circle of women. This is the night of reckoning for what happens tomorrow will decide the fate of the world. A murmuration of bats rise into the air as the voices begin to hum. The witches bow before their queen, and wait for her to speak.

“Rise my coven and understand, for we are here tonight to conjure peace. The ballot’s begun and we must be the ones to keep hateful greed from planting more seed. So gather healing words from the sky and sing- we must succeed if this world is to survive.”

©2022 Linda Lee Lyberg

Author’s Note: It’s Prosery Monday at dVerse and I am hosting today. For those of you who are unfamiliar, Prosery is a creation of dVerse where we give you one sentence from a poem and you are to write a 144-words (or less) story containing the sentence within. You may alter the sentence in any way, other than punctuation. Today’s sentence prompt is In the street of the sky night walks scattering poems which is taken from an EE Cummings poem. Come join us- the pub opens at 3PM EST. Looking forward to reading your stories.

Linda Lee Lyberg is a wife, mother, artist, published poet and author. She resides in Mesa, AZ with her husband Pete (aka The Big Viking) of 26 years and their latest rescue, Jackson “Jax” Lyberg. Linda writes various forms of poetry, as well as short stories. You can read more of her works at: and view anthologies containing her work here: Amazon Author Page

41 Comments on “The Vote

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  2. Linda, what a wonderful idea, to gather with such intent. I meet with my Clan Mothers tomorrow and I will make a request that we join in such a prayer ❤ ❤ ❤

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  3. Can you send them to Georgia, Pennsylvania, New York, New Hampshire and a few other key states tonight and tomorrow…let them help spread peace and rational thought to voters in the US. Trying not to worry….but election results will determine so much.

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  4. Let’s hear it for a blessed coven of white witches. Maybe we could add the second coming of Christ, or the return of Amelia Earhart. Tis a miracle we need for sure. Your imagination was well channeled this time; hurrah!

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  5. Loved this piece Linda, so powerful and deadly pertinent to our current situation. Excellent song choice as well my friend.👍🏼✌🏼🕊❤️

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  6. My, I do enjoy a coven story – oh if but we could all join in such power. We could actively change the world not passively wait hoping it will. Bravo.

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  7. Well done, Linda. Seems a lot of people are waiting on the world to change, instead of being the change the world needs. I liked your emphasis on the need to help create peace in the world.

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