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This poem came out of the April 5, 2016 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired and sponsored by Shirley Barrette.


"The Right People"


Get enough people to vote,
and everything will be fine.

This is politics; this is history.

It is the argument behind
everything from voter drives
to campaign promises

It is true as far as it goes --
people working together can
accomplish tremendous things --
but here is where it breaks down.

Get enough people to vote,
and everything will be fine.
Of course, the "right people"
are the ones I  want.

That's the part that
they can never agree on.


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Date: 2016-04-15 06:04 pm (UTC)
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I will fight for anyone's right to vote -- even those who will vote against what I want. The minute we start sorting people into "right voters" and "wrong voters", we have lost our way. The place to address this issue is with education before they ever get to the voting booth.

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