They Listened! (a poem)

They listened!  They listened!  I can't believe it!

(Though Wednesday I couldn't conceive it).

The people spoke and they were heard,

(And I thought that likelihood was absurd!)

Shall I allow myself to become optimistic?

(Though my good sense cautions me to resist it).

But the hallowed ones let us have our way,

So I think I'll relax and enjoy today.

Mimi Evans Winship