A “Your Vote Counts The Same As One Rich Person’s Vote” Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

I haven’t written a limerick in a long time. I had been writing political limericks during and soon after the 2016 election, but I was overwhelmed by the change in the political climate and the events that came with it. I couldn’t keep up with it. And, I felt that it might even be dangerous to continue. You never know who is reading them and keeping score.

But yesterday I saw a post on Facebook that motivated me to edit this post from November 2018. The post was from someone stating 100% correctly that he had the right to express his opinions. Those opinions were not only diametrically opposed to mine, but also offensive to me. So, with the coming presidential election and where all 435 seats in the House of Representatives and 35 of 100 Senate seats are up for re-election, it is time for me to once again use this five line poem to express myself. I want to be heard and let everyone who is eligible to vote know that they must use this Right of Citizenship to make themselves heard. And that led to this.…..

Washington is full of bought and paid jerks
Who give their “owners” unjust owed perks.
America, it’s all she wrote
Unless we stand up and vote…
And show the rich how Democracy works!


5 Comments to “A “Your Vote Counts The Same As One Rich Person’s Vote” Limerick”

  1. Great! Hope people are listening ( reading).

  2. Agreed–voting counts!

    My favorite example is the 1st time legalization of recreational weed was on the California ballot (2016). It failed by a narrow margin but could have passed had more of those in favor voted. 2nd time was a charm! It passed in 2018.

    The penalty for not voting is that you have to wait for the next chance to voice your opinion, and sometimes waiting sucks.

  3. Hey Joel,
    I have just been catching up/rereading your limericks of the past year. What you wrote in August was so prophetic. Unbelievably so.
    I am vaccinated, and can’t wait for the opportunity to get together, again.

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