Randy McClave

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One Vote - Poem by Randy McClave

He was elected by just one vote
Democracy they say had truly spoke,
Now he is attacking the middle class and the unhealthy
While helping and protecting, the greedy and the wealthy,
He is making a mockery of our once great nation
We are now becoming a diverse and bigoted population,
All that he cares about is making himself richer
Now churches can speak for him, said a preacher,
But, if you talk about him you are stupid and just a liar
If you want to preach, do it to the choir,
But, remember it was that one vote that got him elected
Now in Hell for him there is a statue erected,
He has leaked our secrets to our enemies and our foe
Now all that our patriots knew and died for, they now know,
A hundred years from now in history classes students will be devoted
In shame will they think, "For him did my ancestors actually voted? "

Randy L. McClave

Topic(s) of this poem: america, politics, trump

Poet's Notes about The Poem

I used the term 'One Vote', as we all cast one vote for one politician on election day.

Comments about One Vote by Randy McClave

  • Jefferson Carter (5/19/2017 7:50:00 PM)


    He was elected by just one vote
    Democracy they say had truly spoke?

    You've got to be kidding. A literate person would know to write spoken. Now all that our patriots knew and died for, they now know, ? Really? That's barely English. Whatever you studied in Scotland, it wasn't poetry.
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  • Lyn Paul (5/19/2017 4:46:00 PM)

    It is frightening that DT has this power.
    Like a boy with a new toy.
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  • Jefferson Carter (5/19/2017 3:44:00 PM)

    Randy, I like your sentiments, but too many usage errors and most of all, a sing-songy element from the rhymes and attempts at meter. This kind of formal poetry died many years ago. If you want to become a better poet, immerse yourself in good contemporary poetry. You'll improve.

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    Let me know how you like it. Yrs, JC
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    Randy Mcclave (5/19/2017 4:02:00 PM)

    I disagree I have study writing besides here in the states but also at Edinburgh Unversity and at the University of Glasgow.
    Many had said for years print is dead, (it is not) , many had said poetry is the language of the romantics and it has been replaced by song, (they are wrong) .
    My type of poetry especially the lattest, is printed by my permission in papers around the world.
    So, I am sorry if I high.y disagree with you, and if I don't visit your webpage.


    Randy L. McClave

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Poem Submitted: Friday, May 19, 2017

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