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Don't vote against Trump because
The sugar ants won't come back in the spring
They will
Don't vote against Trump because the pandemic
Will get any easier
It may not
Don't vote against Trump because
The koalas won't forgive you if Australia keeps burning
Because of Climate Change They will anyway
Don't vote because the ocean will stop rising
It won't
Don't vote against Trump because the walls
On the southern border will go away
They won't
Don't vote against Trump because the house will paint itself
It won't
Don't vote against Trump because your books will start selling
They won't
Don't vote against him because we'll get universal health care
We won't
Or because the military will stop
Trying the strong-arm its friends and foes
It won't
Don't vote against him because the world will be just that much better off
It probably won't be
Don't vote against Trump because it will begin a chain reaction of hope
And begin to reverse the downward spiral
It won't
Don't vote against Trump because democracy is in critical on a ventilator
It is but don't
Don't vote against Trump because capitalism will grow a conscience
It won't
Or because corporations will develop a conscience
They won't
Or because a democratic president will defund Space Force
Rejoin the Paris Accords
Restart the Start Talks,
Upgrade the minimum wage to a living wage
Dream on
Don't vote against him because it will make you sleep better
It won't
Don't imagine that without Trump
We will have fewer mass shootings
We may not
Don't vote against Trump because it will make your deceased grandmother
Smile from the other side
She won't
Don't vote against him because it will make it any easier to grow old
It won't
Don't vote against him because things will improve for illegal immigrants
They might not
Don't vote against Trump because you can't stomach any more bad news
You can
Don't vote against Trump for your living and unborn grandchildren
Or because your dreams might improve
They probably won't
Don't vote against Trump because you might wake up happier
Don't vote against him because you are really afraid
Of what will happen this time if we lose
Don't vote against Trump because it's personal
Because he made your life difficult
Made you feel ashamed of your nationality
Or perhaps even your race (if you are Caucasian)
Or because he made you so angry you developed rashes
Or because he made you drive recklessly
Or because his perversity and lawless oligarchical ways
Turned you into a news junky
Or because he turned you against half the country
And made you wonder sometimes if everything you lived for and stood for
Was nothing but a delusion
Or because he chipped away at your faith in humanity
Don't vote against Trump because he's a pathological liar
A crook and a bully
And just an all-round jerk
There are plenty more jerks where he came from
Don't vote against Trump because he might destroy the world
Even though he would and could
It doesn't have to be that complicated
Vote against Trump
Because you can

(Article changed on May 11, 2020 at 11:32)

 

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Gary Lindorff is a poet, writer, blogger  and author of several books, the latest: 13 Seeds: Health, Karma and Initiation. Over the last few years he has begun calling himself an activist poet, channeling his activism through poetic (more...)
 

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