Election Year Poetry: “It Matters Who You Vote For” (from 2019)

It matters who you vote for

If you hope to keep your rights,

So you don’t feel the need

To take to the streets and fight.

It matters who you vote for

If you don’t want a war,

Or if you want our leaders

To care about the poor.

It matters who you vote for

So the Courts aren’t stacked

And so you don’t get a POTUS [President of the United States]

Who don’t care about the Facts.

It matters who you vote for

For makers of the Law

They live a Double Standard

We must correct this flaw.

It matters who you vote for

If you don’t want some kooks

Who once they are in office

Expand the use of Nukes.

It matters if you vote at all

If millions stay at home

Politicians will fiddle

While the Constitution burns.

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