Elections again are upon us!
Are you prepared? I am not.
The voter guide sits on my table
I meant to read it but I forgot
But let’s not let that deter us!
The right to vote was hard won
And even if we are clueless
Pulling that lever is ever so fun
We know the two main candidates
And I’ve written about them before.
But did you know there’re 11 others
Vying to be New York City’s mayore?
We’ve also discussed public advocate
Though I might’ve forgotten to post
Let’s skip it as well as comptroller
There are more interesting items to roast
And while city council member’s important
I haven’t the time or the mind
To depict eight potentials in poetry
So I urge you to research online
(But if you, like me, have wondered
What council district you’re in
Look above your name on the voter guide
See “your cd”? I’m se-ven)
Regarding the borough president,
Brewer my vote has got
Not just because she’s the only Democrat
But ‘cos my dad likes her a lot
Now let’s talk about the proposals!
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6!
They’re all a little confusing
So let’s move slowly through the mix
Proposal numero uno!
Shall we allow seven casinos to be?
Gambling is so depressing
But it seems like we need the money
Disabled vets are the subject
Of proposal number two
Something about more civil service credit
Should they later get more boo-boos
I don’t know what to make
Of proposal number three
Extending debt limits and sewage…
Could someone explain it to me?
Let’s destroy the forests!
Say proposals five and four
Oh I’m sorry, is that an opinion?
Forgive me; I won’t do it no more
Last but not least, number six:
Until when should state judges sit?
The way that they phrase it is baffling
I cannot decide or commit
When I started this poem this morning
The project seemed kinda fun
But I don’t grasp the proposals well enough
And I’m tired. you know what? I’m done.