Tuesday, November 6, 2012

ELECTION DAY - Written November of 2012

Today is Election Day.  I don't know about you but I'm so glad it's finally here and all these calls and political commercials will stop invading our homes, shoving "facts" down our throats. These well-orchestrated campaigns to impresses us with their records of accomplishments while, at the same time, convincing us that the other guy can't be trusted, is way too much to deal with.  Do they think we're stupid?  Mud-slinging is what they call the negative ads, a good analogy but what about the " I love me, hey, I'm really great?" ads.  Febreze anyone?

Well, don't get me started.  Rather, I offer the following which may echo your sentiments as well...or not.

ELECTION DAY
by Patty Lynn

I'm just so sick, so sick and tired
Of these election spots.
They're geared toward you, they're geared toward me,
The Haves and the Have Nots.

They're spoken so sincerely
As if their "facts" are true.
They "may approve these messages,"
But folks, it's nothing new.

"Yeah, he's for this, but I'm for that,
I'm right and boy, he's wrong!"
We've listened to their rhetoric
For, I don't know...so long."

Commercials, phone calls, letters, too,
There no way to escape it.
But now it is Election Day.
Tomorrow we forsake it...

And life goes back to normal,
Whatever normal is,
'Cause, after all, it's politics,
Our version of show biz.

No matter who the victor is,
Will promises be kept?
Guess it depends on leadership,
Who's capable, who's inept.

Although it's not that simple.
One man can't do it all.
"It takes a village," so they say;
We're in for the long haul.

Things can't be fixed, not right away,
So many things there be.
Rome wasn't built, not in one day.
We'll have to wait and see.

But whose elected president
Determines just how fast.
I'm favoring Obama.
I hope you vote is cast.

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