Posted in Charles W Martin, Peace & Justice, Poems/Poetry

need i say more…

aunt bea
and i
were sitting
on the front porch
a political campaigner
stopped to solicit
our vote
to which
aunt bea replied
you folks
lost your mind
promising prosperity
when there ain’t
even enough money
to pay the rent
are wearing
to school
while carrying
church sponsored lunches
just so they’ll have
to eat
you fools
are telling me
that a vote
for your candidate
will bring back
the good-old-days
the hell

– Charles W. Martin

© 2013, poem and illustration, Charles W. Martin, All rights reserved

678ad505453d5a3ff2fcb744f13dedc7-1product_thumbnail.phpCHARLES W. MARTIN (Reading Between the Minds) — earned his Ph.D. in Speech and Language Pathology with an emphasis in statistics.  Throughout Charlie’s career, he maintained a devotion to the arts (literature/poetry, the theater, music and photography).  Since his retirement in 2010, he has turned his full attention to poetry and photography. He publishes a poem and a photographic art piece each day at Read Between the Minds, Poetry, Photograph and Random Thoughts of Life. He is noted as a poet of social conscience. Charlie has been blogging since January 31, 2010. He has self-published a book of poetry entitled The Hawk Chronicles  and will soon publish another book called A Bea in Your Bonnet: First Sting, featuring the renown Aunt Bea. In The Hawk Chronicles, Charlie provides a personification of his resident hawk with poems and photos taken over a two-year period.


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3 thoughts on “need i say more…

  1. We have just entered election campaign for federal parliament here in Australia – Aunt Bea has got it SO right! 🙂


  2. Aunt Bea should have a place in every democracy! She should also be given her own soap box to stand on … Capitol Hill, in the public lobby at Westminster and in every other prominent place across the world, where every decent citizen can listen to and applaud good old common sense! Let’s hear three cheers for Aunt Bea: hip, hip hip!!


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