slot machines and the american way…

slot machines and the american way

they started out
like
butterflies
flittering from
one
voter to the next
pledging
that their bright colors
and
promising words
were
the ones
to be heard
and so
naïve patrons
of
slot machine voting
pulled
the lever
and watched
the wheels of ignorance
spin their choice
into office
oh
but the payline
spun quickly
moving
from
public service
to
self service
so
the voter’s coin tray
didn’t pay a cent
ah
but
the elected official
like a casino
raked in
the profits
getting richer
and
fat with greed
like maggots
on
the corpse
of
society

go to the window…

 

if our leaders
will not defend us
then
we
must rise up
if our laws
are
a mere mockery
then
we
must rise up
if our children
are
murdered at school
then
we
must rise up
if a fool’s lies
are
national policies
then
we
must
rise up
we
must rise up
seize freedom’s sword
and
slay
hades’ beast

 


dear registered voter…

the voting commission
regrets to inform you
that your request
for further information
on the candidates
based on the
freedom of  information act
has been denied
the commission
wishes to remind you
that press photos
of each of the candidates
have been provided
admittedly
with some photoshopping
by the respective campaign offices
however
we must remind you
candidates also have rights
revealing their political affiliation
agenda if elected
level of experience governing
or their true idenity
would place the candidates
in jeopardy
and
risk of lost votes
further you
as a member of the voting public
do not have the appropriate
security clearance
for that level of information
therefore
we recommend
that you study carefully
the press photos of the candidates
their family
and pets
and make your selection
as you have done
in the past