Monday, March 19, 2012

English 352: Forms of Poetry Rondeau Contest Runner-Up

The Votes are In

The votes are in. The tension high,
All are eager to know which guy;
The one on the left? The one on the right?
This is what we do to avoid a fight
While CEOs leave the needy out to dry.

Seemingly, normal: we all stride by
While looking for answers to fall from the sky.
We flip a coin based on four years hind-sight.
The votes are in.

All the while, a voter asks why
For control of the nation, only two can even try?
And when the votes are in, and to no delight
We erect another scarecrow whoʼs probably white.
And then weʼll swim in seas of lies.
The votes are in.

Sam Weber

BIO: Sam Weber is a student studying English and Film at Southern Illinois University (Carbondale, Illinois).

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