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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

#sol18 Slice of Life: Choices

The reminders 
Litter lawns, crowd corners,
Fill mailboxes,
Overwhelm ad space,
Red signs, blue ones,
Negative ads, 
Better be wary ads,
Reminders of political affiliation
Rather than who they are,
Rather than what they want to do.
Asking us to vote against.

I struggled to find
How candidates stand on issues.
Amidst the plethora 
Of warnings and ultimatums,
Amidst the exaggerations,
Amidst twisting of the truth,
Amidst red seas and blue waves,
Yet, I finally made informed choices,
Based on issues
Not just on color of the sign.



2 comments:

Sherri Spelic said...

Your post brings up an important point: the challenge of actually voting based on a candidate's merits I hadn't considered how that aspect of the electoral process no doubt suffered. But then again, a 'next election' is no longer a given in my view. Time will tell.

Ramona said...

Good for you for staying in the struggle and focusing on issues.