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Election 2004

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Election 2004

Candidates disputing, scratching, wailing, crying, whining.

Blasts of good here,
Bad there
What truth is there to believe?
Turn off the un-statesman like banter.

Coffee turned cold with no paper to read,
discarded because the riotous words fly at our morning faces.

Answer the phone – 
one party, another party,
please give us your vote.
Don’t answer and long messages overflow your memory.

A walk to the mail box
and stacks of colorful cardboard flyers
tumble out all over the road.

They scatter in the wind and are gone
like wasted dollars
that could have fed a hungry nation.

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  1. Date: 1/2/2010 1:37:00 PM
    this was one of my favorites of the poems featured. Powerful and so true. Andrea

  1. Date: 1/2/2010 5:30:00 AM
    The money our governmnets waste on such ego trips when people are starving and dying in poverty. Such a powerful write here, Judith. Thank you for sharing. Lainie

  1. Date: 12/31/2009 12:57:00 PM
    Congratulations on having your poem featured this week. A well deserved honor.

  1. Date: 12/29/2009 7:31:00 AM
    Congratulations on your excellent poetry being featured this week Judith. I wish you the best with your writing endeavors in 2010 whatever they may be. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 12/28/2009 3:41:00 AM
    Congratulations on your fine poem being featured this week, Happy New Year >> James