michael spangenberg

Running For President Of The Local High School - Poem by michael spangenberg

A student-for-Bernie began his trashing speech:
While the part-time reality star and full-time bigot
Donald Trump thinks that hard-working immigrants
are what's wrong with our country, he fails to even talk
about staggering student debts, he said. But unfortunately
Hillary doesn't care about this issue either.

Big banks, the military-industrial complex and her Vietnam
war-criminal friend Henry Kissinger are the only ones
that can trust Hillary, the sophomore said
Drawing big sweet sixteen & adolescent applause.

She is so trapped in the world of the elite that she has
Completely lost grip of what it's like to be an average person
She doesn't care. What's the point of voting for
The lesser of two evils? Go for complancy.

Sanders, for his part, urged us to look beyond the personalities
Of the major-party candidates, We're not running here for class
vice-president of the local high school, he said.
"This is not a POPULARITY contest."

You don't like Hillary Clinton? You don't like Donald Trump?
Fine, Sanders continued. You like yourself? Get beyond personality
choose for substance over form, unless you're incurably color blind
Take a hard look at the AGENDA, what the candidates stand for.

If you yank it out, and if Donald Trump wins this state by a few votes
And if those few votes and those electoral votes make him
President of the United States, there's a lot of people
Who are going to be dealing with that reality
For the rest of their lives. It's true, life's simply
too short to Bern in Hell's core beyond death
not to mention before Republican death.

Topic(s) of this poem: business

Form: Free Verse

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Poem Submitted: Monday, November 7, 2016

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