By: S. Davis
I’m a Republican
So of course I sit here, out of touch, bitching about the other side
I rant and rave about taking the country back
Casually forgetting that right-wing policies put our nation in this mess
Facts are facts
I’m a Democrat
Pompous, entitled even
Hope and change
Short-sighted and underwhelming
I’m the Tea Party movement
Controversial and grassroots
Bewildered like a toddler
I’m the Green Party
Oh wait, what am I talking about?
I’m sorry…this is NOT 2000
I vote left and I think right or…
I vote right and think left
Maybe I’m just a flake
The status quo needs to be changed
The way things have “always been done”
You know what?
That just isn’t cutting it anymore – at any level
You really want change?
Hooray, hooray, right?
2000-2008 were not full of sunshine and cotton candy
Not good enough?
But change never came like it was promised to us
Four years cannot erase 8; theRoman Empirewas built over time
I could be wrong
I’m not wrong, I’m just Republican
Let’s argue, let’s fight
“You’re wrong and I’m right!”
I’m ready and set – I never saw a car I couldn’t get
Has anyone seen my Etch A Sketch?
Step into the booth
But I vote from the middle
Yet stand for nothing
Romney: (walking into his country club) Pick me!
Santorum: (talking himself to sleep) I’m the guy!
Gingrich: (yelling but oblivious to this) WE HAVE TO TAKE AMERICA BACK!
Obama: (frustratingly reserved) I’m the best candidate to lead our nation.
Politicians make me cringe
Every single one
They talk…all the time
Gain power…and become occupied with retaining it
America is confused
Voters make noise yet where is the consensus?
There is nothing
Nothing but NOISE
Since I’m Republican I’m going to vehemently oppose anything the other side does
“We’re going to oppose the president on all issues!”
They should make that an official motto
You call this government “united?”
Of course I’m a Democrat though
Can’t you see how passive I am?
How I keep bending over?
Where is the United States?
It cannot be within these borders
These pillars are weak
These parties are transient and outdated
Educated and resourceful
President of the United States of America
The wrong time to sit in the Oval Office with his skin color
I said it!
I felt my country was progressive enough for it
I’m so sad that isn’t the case
It’s all about the politics; this has nothing to do with race
It’s not all about politics
Look in the mirror
Democrats, Republicans, Tea Party, Independents and whoever else wants to be heard
You all fall short
America crumbles as you fawn over the reflection
Occupy Wall Street
Organize and legitimize
Camping out is the beginning; move past that
What’s the ultimate plan?
I am a politician and I care about my people
Elect me, I’ll show you
Campaign promises eviscerated
Stop placating to those whose only purpose is to bring you to your knees
Disgrace you and laugh in your face
To hell with them, wield the power you have
They’re going to hate you either way
YOU occupy the White House
It’s time you act like it
Don’t make a mockery of our nation
Don’t defecate on our soldiers’ willing sacrifice
Don’t flaunt your affluence when most cannot pay for food
Where will you take us politicians?
More war, financial ruin, a former world power struggling for relevancy
Where will you lead us?
What are the other options?
Are there other options?