08 December 2007

Two Acceptance Speeches

I’m humbled by the honour
you’ve bestowed on me; to
say the very least my thanks
comes gratefully from deep
within – I’m speechless in a
way I’ve never been before.
I pledge today to keep your
faith in honesty, to earn the
trust you’ve freely given...


I say there is no greater voice
than that expressed affirming
Commonwealth; I stress belief
that nothing more could move
me than your voices joined in
affirmation of your will; my sad
regret is I am not enjoined by
stewardship to lead – I bow my
head, I didn’t meet your need...
© 24 November 2007, I. D. Carswell

Composed early AM
November 24,
Federal Elections polling day