Commentary and Philosophy Poetry posted October 15, 2016


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The Political Blues *

by krys123

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(conversation b'tween two men)

THE POLITICAL BLUE
(formally "THE CAMPAIGN BLUES") *


Italic - CORUS
 

IF WE HAD A CANDIDATE
THE WAY WE HAD BACK WHEN
WE WOULDN'T HAVE PICK OR CHOOSE
OR DETERMINE THEN -


TO FIND ONE OR THE OTHER
WHO HAD A DECENT SLATE
WE'D HAVE A PROPER PERSON
TO BE OUR CANDIDATE


SO HOW DO WE KNOW
FOR EITHER OR THE OTHER
WHEN NEITHER IS THE RIGHT ONE 
SO DO WE EVEN BOTHER


ONE CAN'T EVEN REMEMBER
WHEN HE'S PUTTING PEOPLE DOWN
THE OTHERONE LOSES EMAILS
ERASED 'EM UNDERGROUND


ONE WANTS TO BUILD A BORDER
AT THE BOTTOM OF THE STATES
NOT ALL THINK HE'S TRUSTING
AND THE TIME IS GETTING LATE


TO PICK OR CHOOSE THE BEST ONE
IT'S AN OVERALL BAD TASTE
NEITHER ONE'S A FAVORITE
AND THE TIME IS GETTING LATE


SO VOTE FOR ONE YOU'D KNOW
TO GIVE A GOOD ANSWER
BEFORE WE'RE ALL DOOMED
AND THE WORLD IS A DISASTER


SO VOTE FOR A BETTER CHOICE
THERE'S ONE WHO'DTAKEAWAY
THE REASON WHY WE FREELY SPEAK
JUST LISTEN TO HIM SAY-


"IT'S NOT REALLY ME-
I NEVER REALLY SAID'
THOSE REALLY AREN'T MY WORDS
SHE'S PUTTING THEM IN YOUR HEAD


ALSO, HE'S NOT SO ELOQUENT
AS HE CHANGES EVERY WORD
IN MAKING EVERYTHING HE SAYS
JUST TOTALLY ABSURD


AND THERE SHE WHO MAY BE
A DIPLOMATIC CRUTCH"
COULD SHE CONVINCE A COUNTRY
IN KEEPING WELL IN TOUCH


OR WILL SHE SEE HER SOFTNESS
IN HER DIPLOMATIC PHASE
OR NOT BENDING TO HER WILLS
'CAUSE OF MIDDLE EASTERN WAYS


SO NOW OUR HANDS ARE TIED
TO TELL FOR WHOM WE VOTE
THIS HAS TO BE THE TOUGHEST RIDE
        AND STILL WE'RE LEFT AFLOAT          


WE ARE JUST ABOUT SINKING
TO THE BOTTOM OF THE DRINK
AND IF WE VOTE FOR EITHER ONE
THIS COUNTRY'S SURE TO SINK.


WITH MELT-DOWNS IN A GLOBAL STATE
WHICH HE FEELS DOESN'T EXIST
HE'S GOT TO BE KIDDING
THESE SIGNS HE CAN'T RESIST


THERE ARE SIGNS ARE ALL AROUND US
AS WE CAN SEE IT IN OUR SKIES
BUT HE DOESN'T WANT TO SEE IT
AS HE'S TELLING US MORE LIES
 

I GUESS IT'S COMING DOWN
TO A DiSASTEROUS DEFEAT
BUT WHO BECOMES THE WINNER
IS OUR OWN TRICK OR TREAT!



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