Topic: People Power
I wrote this after getting an ear bashing from a person on why they have never voted in a political election. After that they went on about how much they hate our present Government and the local council before telling me about the good politicians in history who they never voted for. Interestingly when I made the comment no political party or politician is perfect my ear basher took that point as a good reason not to vote at all. Feeling a bit frustrated after this discussion I recorded these words below down.
When I look at the planet.
There is more of us than them.
The people that cause the mayhem.
I’m not in that place where a dictator holds the ace.
Every now and then I get a chance to choose a King or Queen.
A leader on our scene.
In many places that is just a distant dream.
That man from Liverpool.
Did he sing about a fool.
A Fool On The Hill.
Or was it Power To The People.
Once there was the age of Aquarius.
Now its the age of trying it on.
Maybe I should sing a different song.
Join a mindless throng.
Maybe my vote was wrong.
At least I went along.
Just because I gave them my vote.
Doesn’t mean I live In a mindless space.
A space surrounded by a moat.
Or people on a slippery slope.
I wont march to the beat of their drum.
Or will I sing their every note.
I gave them my vote.
I have never been that good at placing bets at the tote.
I played my cards with no ace up my sleeve.
I just did what I believed.
Isn’t it true at times we all get deceived.
I get sick of people who say they don’t vote because its a waste of time.
They then complain and say its their fault not mine.
They drink their wine and join the decline.
Call everyone else a swine while not giving it some of their time.
Just because people want to see me.
Based on some stereotype.
Doesn’t give me sleepless nights.
I wake up in the morning.
Sometimes to a different light.
Knowing I am only human and I don’t always get it right.