Another season approaches fast,
Not spring nor summer nor winter nor fall.
Storming in even quicker than the last,
Loud and obnoxious like the clarion call.
Choices are growing, with more each day,
Though one seems no better than the other.
Either red or blue what more can I say,
Neither would surely be my druther.
They care not the least for the common man,
It’s all about the silver and gold.
While we struggle on the best that we can,
They tell us what we want to be told.
This same cast of characters appears every four years,
Dressed in their Brooks Brothers suits.
Except we’ve added Hillary, a bold new frontier,
Taking her share of the loot.
Politics is messy and boring at times,
But there’s so much at stake for us all.
I know that it’s early to sound warning chimes,
Though it’s better too soon than to stall.
It’s not just the President, but local too,
It starts from the ground to the top.
Throwing up your hands saying what can I do,
That’s just how they hope you will stop.
There’s power in numbers if we all stand as one,
Big money can be beaten by the masses.
Let’s put them in their places before they’ve begun,
Stepping out from behind rose colored glasses.
This is our country no matter what they believe,
These thieves and liars and cheats.
Let us not have one more election to grieve,
By taking our demands to the streets.
~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~
A strong clarion call! I’m with you!
I’m so glad, now if we can rally just a few more people we might have something. Thanks Carol.
This election is another case of trying to find “the shiniest turd” of the bunch, isn’t it? And a few of the far-right-wingers are absolutely terrifying. o.O
You are absolutely right and let me say that neither extreme gets a free pass. They are supposed to be working for ALL citizens of the U.S., not just those with the pocketbooks to buy them. We are in quite a mess here indeed.
It’s a shame too… Gone are the days of ‘anyone’ being able to run for office … No dough, no go. 😦
How true. I have though several times about running for a local office or the school board even, but I don’t know that I would have the stomach or temperament for it. I think I would lose my temper too easily.
I can appreciate that!
For me, the danger would be just getting up and walking away and not coming back.
I understand completely, thanks Jen.
I don’t know what we can do. International corporations and plutocrats choose our leaders. They only let us think we do. Sigh.
You are absolutely right Beth, maybe the first step we need to make is to just realize it. So many people believe that they still control their own political destiny’s, but unfortunately they are sadly mistaken. It’s nice to know that I’m not alone in this belief. Thank you for the thoughtful comment.
This government needs a serious facelift.
It absolutely does, the extremists and the corporate infiltration into our politics needs to be stopped. Thanks RoSy.