Vote … or Revolt?

They want me to go and vote again,
To sanction their rigamarole;
For all their rot and all their snot—
To trade my immortal soul!

They want me to tell ’em:  Thanks for the choice
Twixt Tweedle Dum and Dee;
Or that that vixen with the whiny voice
Is kinda my cuppa Tea.

They tell me it’s my Constitutional right;
They tell me not voting is rude.
Twixt moron and liar I don’t see much light—
Either way the People get screwed!

They took my money and bailed out the banks;
“Too big to fail,” they proclaimed.
But, weren’t the People much bigger than they?
So, why were the People blamed?

They talk about peace, but it’s war that they crave—
Hate and destruction galore.
50% of our taxes we gave
To predator drones and more.

It’s all an illusion—and they’re in on the take,
But they must keep it going, make it seem real
Or the whole House of Money will rock in the quake
When the Sheeple awaken and squeal.

Go cast your ballot, put in your stints!
Believe what you’re told, don’t question:
How did those Towers collapse in their footprints?
Where were those Weapons of Mass Destruction?

Believe!  Get herded!  Eat what they sell you!
Smoke this, not that!  Take pills for whatever!
Just don’t let on you know it’s a fiction:
“Life,” “Liberty,” and “Sacred Honor.”

Poet-playwright-journalist-fictionist-editor-professor, Dr. Gary Corseri has published work in Dissident Voice, The New York Times, Village Voice, CommonDreams and hundreds of other publications and websites worldwide. His dramas have been produced on PBS-Atlanta, and he has performed his work at the Carter Presidential Library. Gary can be reached at Read other articles by Gary.

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  1. Don Hawkins said on October 2nd, 2010 at 7:17am #

    “He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would surely suffice.”
    Albert Einstein

    And as we see now in old twenty ten that marching to the rank and file has begun taking sides never thinking that there our no more sides but some very hard truth’s they just don’t know it yet.

  2. bozh said on October 2nd, 2010 at 12:25pm #

    Yes, gary!
    It’s, as i say, utter lawlesness and not just in US. In india is even worse. And was a bit better in europe until WW1.
    I expect worsening. What’s why i’l vote for a communist party!
    Gary, remember those causes for our illusions, delusions, poverty, utter obedience to sick minds.
    And let’s get to kids before criminals do; else meat galore for criminals to use for dangerous work and of course to do the battling for them.
    Now that’s the change i believe in! tnx

  3. Don Hawkins said on October 2nd, 2010 at 1:08pm #

    Glenn Beck told someone in his audience ok in China in the first Provence at one factory they pay the workers $1.50 then they go to another Provence and start a factory and pay them $1.50 and at the first factory they pay them $5.00 dollars to keep them happy and it will take about five thousand years to run out of provinces. And Bozh this was not kid’s he told this to but adult’s about 200 million adult’s in the States and I wonder how long to run out of adult’s to tell that kind of madness too. Five thousand years to run out of provinces and how many years until China runs out of oil, fresh water, food. I’ll bet ten years is pushing it and is that just the way the ball bounces?

  4. John Andrews said on October 2nd, 2010 at 11:23pm #

    Let’s hear it for verse that rhymes…

    MORE, the God of Plunder

    Oh government you’re broken, it’s time you took the blame,
    Red or blue or any hue we know you’re all the same,
    So pack your corrupt laws and illegal wars, just leave; don’t come back;
    Get out of town, go far away, we’ve given you the sack.

    Oh government you’re broken, it’s time for you to go,
    We’re tired of your terror trade and the fear you sew,
    We know it’s just a tyrant’s trick: this magician’s spell we’re under,
    To make us serve your god of gods: MORE the God of Plunder.

  5. Don Hawkins said on October 3rd, 2010 at 5:09am #

    The Glenn Beck rally a few week’s ago I wonder how many people walked away with that empty feeling after listening to the old play book? At the end of his little sermon Beck should have said and as you all leave we are passing out shovels not only to clean up what I just told you but in a few years as we have a few castles in a sea of slums on a ruined Earth you will need them. Rick Sanchez was fired from CNN as he did an interview on radio and was anything but mainstream. Here listen to it Rick out of control in a controlled World.

    You can fast forward the MP3 player and we got a little look into the World of controlled media many things were said and I watched all the networks and quiet as a little mouse about what Rick said and they all seem to be on there best behavior funny how that work’s how do they all know how to do it once. Rick and the interviewer did say there are things that we make the public believe are still up for debate when in reality not the case. He went after Jon Stewart and Colbert a little and I watched there show’s sometimes but after this rally at the end of the month it seems these guy’s are a little scared maybe bit off more than they can chew we will see. I don’t know just maybe the well dressed fools are saying to themselves this is getting to ugly maybe we need to cool it a little well cool is the wrong word. Then again they probably just can’t help themselves and will we hear the truth, known knowledge the real thing, reason, will they work together to solve real problems or at least try or will strangeness keep spreading through out the land as we all go down the drain in not such slow motion I think so far the second. I have to walk the dog’s now and will be on the look out for terrorists as from what I understand they are everywhere coming in on boats, planes horseback, on foot and I always’ look up to see my first drone in the greatest nation on Earth.

  6. Don Hawkins said on October 3rd, 2010 at 9:19am #

    Well well CNN just did a little on Rick Sanchez a show called reliable sources about as reliable as a so called elite who can’t sell his/her product anymore. There was three human’s talking about the Rick interview and it was said he was over the top maybe something in his childhood then this one man said what Rick did was not Kosher, it was said, the other human’s didn’t say one word. Human’s some human’s are very very strange indeed.

    words for “not kosher”:
    Bohemian, amoral, beat, breakaway, conscienceless, corrupt,
    corrupted, criminal, crooked, dark, devious, dishonest,
    dishonorable, doubtful, dubious, evasive, far out, felonious,
    fishy, fraudulent, free and easy, fringy, heretical, heterodox,
    hippie, ill-got, ill-gotten, immoral, indirect, informal,
    insidious, kinky, maverick, not cricket, not done, offbeat,
    original, questionable, rotten, shady, shameless, shifty, sinister,
    slippery, suspicious, tricky, unconscienced, unconscientious,
    unconscionable, unconventional, underhand, underhanded, unethical,
    unfashionable, unorthodox, unprincipled, unsavory, unscrupulous,
    unstraightforward, way out, without remorse, without shame.

    Out of all those words I like maverick the best.

  7. shoefitter said on October 4th, 2010 at 1:14pm #

    Your right, Gary! Love it, that was great !! My No Vote is my VOTE ! I have never voted in my life, because I see through it all…it’s just a game for the rich, and poor folks are the game. Politicians – all wine together at the same table. If you’re really for the poor and for peace you don’t run for those kind of positions; the real change-makers are the the “doers,” not the ones who blather about “change you can believe in,” but the people you see giving their time to help others out. Oh well, it’s all falling into place; a new age is being born. I’ll get the water boiling, and the towels ready, smiling.

    Thank you, for sharing the truth, Amen.

    Victoria –

  8. Don Hawkins said on October 4th, 2010 at 1:33pm #

    Victoria good one.