Went for a run and got the idea for this poem. Maybe a song, at some point.
My vote counts and so does yours
They all get added together and the winner has the highest score
We might not vote for the same people
But our votes still matter
If no showed up at all
Or only one side did
That wouldn’t be a democracy
I get to choose who I vote for
And so do you
Sometimes the one you vote for wins
And sometimes they lose
But if you didn’t vote at all
You would have no voice
So use your vote to say what you want\
Some people cant get to the polls and so they cant vote
Some people cant read and dont want anyone to know
Some people can’t register because they don’t have a valid ID
And some people cant vote because of a mistake they once made
Power goes to the mighty and they always want more.
They use words and their power to stoke people’s fear
The only thing they’re afraid of
Is losing their lead.