Who Do I Vote For?

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Who will be our new President? I want to vote for the killing to stop.

I think a lot about our men arguing over who should die and who

should live, I think about how they worry about the sky dropping

fire and brimstone on them and all they love, I think about

how they end up sore and bleeding standing on corners,

I always give them a nod, a word or two, and they look at me

through swollen unforgiving eyes; what more can I do?

Will it matter who I vote for? Will the killing stop?

I’m recalling my own pops, who served both in the Navy and Army,

from l7 to 40, even though his heart is now cold stuck inside a box,

I think about my brother committed suicide when he got back from

Viet Nam, don’t think he ever voted…

hear them scratching and moaning just outside my reach, probably

patrolling somewhere between the living and dead, weighed down

by these last indignities. Will it matter who I vote for? Will the killing

stop?

6 Comments
  1. Andrew J. Sacks says

    It will matter plenty, and those who feel somewhat disenfranchised may be the most important ones to get out and get that voting job done. It is your right and your responsibility.

  2. Nancy Duci Denofio says

    I have to say it does matter who you vote for, although with many articles I haven’t come out and said who I have picked – but people in my book always come first, and their future starts tomorrow. This is a difficult election because many people have short memories of the past, although I know you have felt the pain, witnessed the sadness. I am a people person, one who advocates for their rights, and when I see those rights being taken away it makes me speak out, and let the world know what’s stored inside this heart of mine. Far too many people are going to vote, perhaps on advertisements and not the real man – perhaps on one or two mistakes that they recall – but when voting, think about those who are already walking in harms way, and when the rug is pulled, the problems grow.
    I only wish both parties could work together as it should be, instead of bullying, the one thing we teach our children not to do is found in Washington – politics is a boxing match, and unfortunately it can rip apart the good and destroy the person as quickly as you pull a lever or mark a ballot. As a Democrat, and one who does not believe this war was needed, we are far and above the battle ground when we were searching for one soul, and many had to die. When it comes to economics in this country, yes, we need a great from both sides, to agree and iron out the problems in a civil way, to protect the people and our future. We need to open up Obamas health care and show him there is change needed, and he must understand, (which is never brought up in a debate or in conversation) That Social Security Insurance must go on – and Medicare is for the elderly but no one talks about those who are young, and live sparsely on Medicare while battling illness with Medicare as their primary health care provider. I will never understand why politicians avoid this topic. Thanks for the truth in learning. Always, Nancy

    1. joycewhite says

      Yeah, 4 more years for Obama and Michelle. These are truly gifted people and with their influence the world will be a brighter safer place for all of us. Thank you all who read my work and commented. Joyce

  3. joycewhite says

    Thanks Nancy. Well-stated. We are facing real issues right now. I voted this morning. It is a privilage to vote and so many take it for granted until they are up against the wall then they like to criticize the system. As a creative writer I like to tackle severe subjects with drama and emotional pull from my readers. I hope this poem brings out the best in voters today. Thanks, again, for reading and commenting. Joyce

  4. Andrew J. Sacks says

    The Affordable Healthcare Act was a step in the right direction, and AARP agrees, by the way, ladies.

  5. Andrew J. Sacks says

    I am pleased to see this spirited discussion of issues that affect all of us in the U.S.A. Thank you, ladies.

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