Why Do I Vote?

by Bob Bradley
(United States)

They say that I should vote to make my voice heard
To me they don’t listen, not one single word
Or maybe they do, can I take that chance?
If you don’t help choose the music don’t complain about the dance

I vote for all the disenfranchised
Kept so long in silence
By the discrimination of gender or race
Or those barred from choice by violence

I vote for those who have given their lives
So that I in this polling place can stand
Unimpeded by oppressive tyranny
In a free and privileged land

I vote to tear the future from the clutches of the past
To keep freedoms banner flying
Insure that this precious opportunity will last
To prevent liberties ring from dying

Written by Bob Bradley 11/06/2012

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