Empty booths

Empty booths

We will remain willfully blind although we see.

We will remain willfully deaf although we hear.

We will remain willfully ignorant although we can choose to think.

We will treat political parties like gods.

What if you and I understood, the political parties use us for themselves.

Many Americans have been driven into poverty although they work,

struggling to keep their homes,

live out of their cars,

rent rooms because having an apartment has now become an American dream.

Americans work harder and have less to spend and support themselves.

Americans have been brought systematically to living a life of a hustler.

How many politicians have been driven into poverty although they work?

How many politicians have taken a pay cut or have lost bonuses?

How many politicians are losing their homes, unable to retire, have experienced stagnant wages and have to live out of their cars?

How many politicians have to shower in a public restroom before work?

How many politicians have had to carry the same healthcare that you and I have, how many are unable to afford their medications?

How many politicians have lived under their own polices and how many have been exempt?

We will vote in November for a group of men/women and no matter the color, will live above you and I, will continue to make policies that they will be exempt from, their wages will rise, retirement packages their whole families will live off of and that will be from our vote.

We will vote in November,

we will fight one each other over who the lesser of the two evils are.

We will walk into the voting booths and walk out with the same struggles.

What if no one showed up.

Every voting booth empty.

What if we chose no one and demanded more?

Why do we feel we have to remain democratic or republican?

Why do we keep voting against ourselves?

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