Do Your Job


I know being re-elected

Is your greatest concern

A truth Civics did not teach

But somehow, I have learned


So, spare me all your rhetoric

Sweet words to fill our ears

Work for all to benefit

In your term of many years


For what you say, will fade away

And what is left, is just what’s done

How hard you work to care for us

Measured in getting another one


I do not understand the need

To reach across the aisle

An aisle should not divide us

This birthplace of political guile


On one side sits Americans

Americans on the other side too

How much more common ground

Needs to be seen by the few


We pay you well enough

To expect your very best

And if you cannot deliver

You are no better than the rest


But if being re-elected

Is all you care about

I hope we show up again

And surely vote you out


20 Responses to “Do Your Job”
  1. beth says:

    here’s to that! a perfect poem for our times

  2. And the crowd shouted, “AMEN AND AMEN”!

  3. Reblogged this on Ramblings and Ruminations and commented:
    No matter what your political party preference is, this applies for all of us@

  4. This poetry is a bit more specific to America but can be a story of any country politics. An eye opening piece Brad 🙂

  5. ladysighs says:

    Our civic job we must do – Heeded with closed ears

    Many do not give a hoot – Advice met with sneers

  6. Jim Borden says:

    well said, Brad. I had actually started a post last week about partisanship, but I couldn’t quite put into words what my thoughts were. I’m glad to see you did it for me!

  7. Francisco Bravo Cabrera says:

    Bravo Brad! Well said!

  8. petespringerauthor says:

    Everybody says that they want politicians to reach across the aisle, which they seldom do unless it serves some personal gain. Then one party spends the next few years complaining about how the other party won’t work with us. Brand new year—same old story—regardless of which party is in control.

  9. kristianw84 says:

    Yes!!! Perfectly said!

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