Tricks and Treats

Tricks and Treats

Don’t be frightened by the monsters
in television ads promising prosperity
and predicting pandemonium.

Don’t be frightened by the beggars
in your email, requesting treats
to prevent someone else’s tricks.

Don’t be frightened by politics,
be angry that money decides elections
instead of We the People.

Election Day is three weeks and a day away and I’m very angry. I’ve been encouraging my fellow citizens to vote and now it’s time. I plan to vote early, in person, next Monday. Have you already mailed in your ballot? What’s your plan to vote?

About Bartholomew Barker

Bartholomew Barker is one of the organizers of Living Poetry, a collection of poets and poetry lovers in the Triangle region of North Carolina. Born and raised in Ohio, studied in Chicago, he worked in Connecticut for nearly twenty years before moving to Hillsborough where he makes money as a computer programmer to fund his poetry habit.
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10 Responses to Tricks and Treats

  1. JeanMarie says:

    I voted by mail.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Lisa Tomey says:

    Yeah…watch the stock market as the climate changes even as ugly pumpkin speaks. Good poem. I’ll never look at pumpkin the same.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Emily Cooper says:

    We must vote for the change we wish to see! So much so that the Trumpkin cannot affect the outcome even if he tried.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Sumyanna says:

    Amazing write and just what I’ve been feeling!

    Liked by 1 person

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