My heart won’t let me vote.
I reject brutality.
Bombs are not my choice.
I’d vote for peace, universally!
And yes, I throw my vote away,
as I have done so every time.
When I stood and pulled that lever,
I’ve voted to cast my lot with slime.
How many war crimes I’ve committed,
in my name due to a vote.
So much blood has flowed, unchecked,
by all the wars fought by remote.
I have never armed a thug.
Nor did I cause someone to die.
But if I vote just one more time,
then I’ll have to answer for that lie.
Shelby I. Courtland
©2014 Shelby I. Courtland