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Spoken Word

Thursday, July 21, 2016


This election
I'm gonna write in, 
"concerned for my brother"
on the ballot
and if 'love one another,'
isn't a proposition,
then I'm gonna add it
This election 
I'm gonna write in,
if you protect and serve
then do it
step in and defend
be true to it
speak for the unheard
bring abuse to an end
This election
I'm gonna write in,
'It's not you against them,'
It's U.S. we're all in
The land of the free,
So be the change
that you want to see,
This election
I'm gonna write in,
'I want to see the hungry fed,'
'every one given shelter,'
'every man have a bed'
and maybe then
we won't have to swelter
through another long hot summer,
without bread,
once again,
This election.
I'm going to scribble in
add how absurd
it is for anyone 
to go hungry
on these amber fields of grain,
above the fruited plain,
so crown thy good,
with brotherhood,
and end their hunger pains,
This election
I'm gonna write in,
take what's great and make it greater,
instead of trying to make it great again,
go to the shelter
and feed the homeless and destitute
educate the young and restless too,
give jobs to the best, and ambitious,
the best of you,
give credence to the auspicious,
give aid to the elders, who
have run short of dreams and wishes,
This election
I'm gonna write in,
'stop killing each other'
stop the violence
stop the tears of grieving mother's
break the silence,
and on that note,
get out and vote,
This election
I'm gonna vote 
"We the people,"
for president
set a precedent

Victori ©