The power of a meme
With the joys of this election years, I have succumbed to the What fresh hell is this poetry challenge by "Imaginary Garden with Real Toads". We've all avoided politics this year. I've read many a fine piece of rubbish on Facebook against both candidates.
My favorite are the people who have posted maybe ten or eleven memes a day for their candidate. Then offer a personal essay of how they have weighed the choices and came to that conclusion, why just that day. So this sonnet is dedicated to them.
What a novel idea.
Toss out lightly the depth of your choice
Intone a bit of fear
In honor of God you share your voice
A quick apology for offending a few
But the cause is so great
A little annoyance is due
I just can’t take the bait
These ideas you share
With great care
Like a repetitive nightmare
Sung loudly from a zealot’s lair
Oh yay the boo hag will ride
And no one switches side