Sunday, February 14, 2016

Winners and Losers Welcome


Sipping a tall glass of cold cranberry and poison,
watching a game of pool play out between a boy
and a girl on a date and neither wants to win,
hearing the noise of the latest election that will
change nothing except the names of those who
preside over events in our time, war and peace,
starvation and providence, the energy crisis and
the oil deluge, the warming globe and rising sea,
the soldiers of gods and lost messages of peace,
the blue eyes and the green eyes and the brown,
the tired workers and the well-rested idle rich.

And I'm glad it's not in my hands
a vote is a vote is a vote for something -
then we wake up to work again
with a new name and face,
crown and same agenda
and everything else
under yellow sun
is the same,
is the same,

Sipping a tall glass of cold cranberry poison,
watching a game that no one wants to win.



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5 comments:

Charles Gramlich said...

Maybe no one dares win

eric1313 said...

The art is non-partisan, but the poem spoke to me more of the fiasco going on on the right side of things.

Shimmerrings said...

Truth here... like somebody said, we really don't have a democracy when we can't actually vote in who the majority wants...even then, that's totally scarey looking across the masses

Shimmerrings said...

Truth here... like somebody said, we really don't have a democracy when we can't actually vote in who the majority wants...even then, that's totally scarey looking across the masses

eric1313 said...

It's a mess. I like Bernie, but Hillary the untrustworthy will probably take the Democratic nod.

As for the Republicans, lol!!! What a Joke that side of the race has turned into. They are all lowering their selves to Trump, and in doing so, they are meeting him on his terms. They can't win like that.