Poem: Rambling thoughts, Vote November 8th


Crunch 240 years regurgitate bits and bytes arrive,

I dun’no what that stuff means, but S/He is ugly,

Man oh man S/He sure kicked butt in today’s fight,

Perhaps, pro-defense is at stake go on the offensive.

Subliminal beneath the covers deals are made,

Everything is wrong with now new change needed,

Today is fine just like yesterday tomorrow arrives,

Coffee brewing all I want to hear is the traffic report.

One up for both Hooray don’t listen to what is said,

Just words of this and that urging anger’s pride,

Embed fair play in yesterday’s news another sunrise,

Yesterday’s news is old sort today out later tomorrow.

If you can do it seems so can I will always ring true,

But, if wrong is not of matter seems a side chosen,

Left tells right and right tells left, but there is a middle,

Corpus callosum mediates perhaps a minority decides.

Seems word of mouth rules while online climbs higher,

Millennials don’t watch TV news most parents always,

What up with that, newspapers lines the bird cage,

Don’t trust news agencies, but S/He told me, so is true.

Seeing is believing reading questions what is said,

Turn the page or stop to decide always a choice,

Pros and cons line them up or emotions will decide,

Return on Investment greater with bits and bytes.

Side with me you’re hired tasks, duties, responsibilities,

It’s your job cast a vote remember it’s a civic responsibility,

I know what’s best and know how is heard, but don’t forget,

Who said that you have a conscience and decide the best.

Vote on November 8th it’s a privilege and it’s a right,

There will be no more bragging only a brand new fact,

Be aware Independence Day not far off let’s not forget,

Corpus callosum mediates perhaps a minority decides.

Your vote counts November 8th . . . that decides fate

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Jodah 2 months ago from Queensland Australia

Very interesting poetry here, Tim. I hope everyone makes their vote count what ever the result.

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savvydating 2 months ago

I like your poem. Very different. A stream of consciousness sort of thing. And I agree that we must vote. Never believe the cynics who say our vote doesn't count. It just ain't true.

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always exploring 2 months ago from Southern Illinois

Interesting take on the election coming up. I hope everyone votes. People power still rules...

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shanmarie 2 months ago from Texas

I agree with savvy that it seems like a stream of consciousness thing. Good point made at the end, but I dont' like politics at all and I don't like either of the major candidates this year, and we rarely hear from any independent candidates. Hell, we barely hear from Trump and Hillary. Not about what they actually plan to do and more importantly, how. All I see lately are ads bashing Trump with soundbites. Nothing from her about what she can do. And I haven't heard much of substance from Trump either. Neither one of them are campaigning according to why they are the best choice, in my opinion; just why the other is a worse choice. Politics at their finest? No wonder I've never been a fan. Nonetheless, your poems seems to not only encourage voting but thorough research as well and that is good advice for sure.

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tsmog 2 months ago from Escondido, CA Author

Thank you for the time given reading and comments everyone :-) they all are valuable. To be frank this year with more time on my hands I have been looking into this and that. Intriguing what can be uncovered wandering the net remembering to use discernment. Interesting enough a very large minority is the highest this election . . . the undecided nearing 25%. Of interest may be why. The largest minority are those that don't vote averaging 47% since '88. To me an interesting dynamic.

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Nellieanna 2 months ago from TEXAS

Voting is our only real 'voice' in our government. This is surely one of the country's most critical elections. It will result in one of the two candidates being 'there' in the White House and controlling with his/her standards and intentions. It bears careful study.

I've foregone other TV and have followed the news channels which report what the candidates do say and fewer of the editorial summaries, or at least more equally reported.

It's not that I'm undecided because these people reveal themselves by their own words and actions and histories. That seems to show through continuously. Neither is ideal but there are striking differences. They are humans and not saints but there are qualities and quantities of what they bring in their persons. I want to stay as informed as possible and able to accept new information as long as possible. Anything is possible.

Having lived through a lot of presidents' terms, am no dreamer. haha - Herbert Hoover was finishing his term of office when I was born and till I was a year old. Then FDR filled the White House till I was 13 and had planned a 4th term except that he died.

I've yet to witness a perfect president. But some came-through for the best of the country and not too many sold it down the river. I'm wary of that looming possibility.

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MarieLB 2 months ago from Yamba

Tim, this, just like most of your writings, gives one much to think about. It urges the reader to reflect, to work out what he or she thinks about what you are really saying. Yes, it is clear that you are urging your compatriots to vote; but not only that. You are urging Americans to think of so much more, and then to act upon their well thought out conclusions. As always, I enjoy your writing.

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tsmog 2 months ago from Escondido, CA Author

Thank you Nellienna and MarieLB for stopping by with a valuable comment for us all. The phenomena of voting historically is interesting and how information was/is obtained too. I am undecided now, but will vote. The visual / sound bites have caused me to look into the maze, abyss, and labyrinth, but I do have time on my hands today. Most don't have time and before this election neither did I. At stake is motivation to actually take the time to fill in a circle. Perhaps that is strategic and, too, motivation to not vote. Vote November 8th!

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Nellieanna 2 months ago from TEXAS

Thanks, Tim. Your ideas are very valuable. I appreciate your sharing them so articulately. The advice to VOTE is vital! Hugs.

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Shyron E Shenko 7 weeks ago

Thank you Tim, great poem.

I will vote in November

But, my vote will not count

My state is the reddest of the red

And this I will remember

It is difficult to climb this Mount



Blessings my friend

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tsmog 7 weeks ago from Escondido, CA Author

Thank you for reading Shyron :-) Yes, it is important for us all to vote. It is a blessing . . .

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teaches12345 7 weeks ago

Voting is a privilege and a right. I can't understand those who say they are not voting this year. This election is like no other I've been through and it is so important everyone gets out to vote. Great words of wisdom, Tim.

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tsmog 6 weeks ago from Escondido, CA Author

Nice to see you teaches123. Thank you for stopping by, reading, and commenting. I do hope more vote this election and the others that follow.

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