Our fortunes have unfolded not as well,
as leaders in the past promised surely that they would.
Our wealth has faltered, expenses with persistence swells,
as some leaders of today decree that all is good.
Fresh change we need as candidates debate.
But power reigns from decades past, spewing debt and ratings lost.
The Madman’s minions, with him vote lock-step straight,
lest to cross him, overboard are tossed.
So keep this party with this power in control?
Or vote the vassals out and stop the downward drift?
Know with your vote, your conscience be consoled,
for to your children a brighter future is a gift.
What’s to become of our sad and looming fate?
… be rid the captive hirelings, before it is too late.
(The Random Poet:092816