Gamesmanship                     [Part 3 of my Political Trilogy]

 

An original poem by Chrome Dome Mike Kimbro

 

Please read along to my Spoken Verse Performance.

 

 

INTRO

 

Wouldn't it be tragic,

 

If our 2020 election,

 

Was decided by traffic.

 

So we better take precautions.

 

 

VERSE 1

 

Here's two words: Civil disobedience.

 

Used to fight injustice and inequality.

 

Take my personal fav, passive resistance.

 

Twas prescribed by King, Jesus, and Gandhi.

 

 

VERSE 2

 

In Houston, during the pandemic's first wave,            [Note: Here's the details]

 

Seventy-five truck drivers blocked I-610.

 

Big Rig Jockeys felt they had to misbehave.

 

And got off with just a ticket, in the end. 

 

 

VERSE 3

 

What if a convoy of semi tractor trailers,

 

Blocked exits to the region's polling hub.

 

Knowing they'd likely never see a jailor,

 

Why not throw it into park, and grab some grub.

 

 

VERSE 4

 

Since so many polling centers have been closed,

 

Planning where and when doesn't take much knowledge.

 

Truckers would copy politicians, I'd suppose,

 

Focusing on the Electoral College.

 

 

VERSE 5

 

It's hard to say which side would benefit.

 

Because, if you believe what the pundits say,

 

One fact keeps Democrats from throwing a fit:

 

More Republicans will vote on Election Day.

 

 

VERSE 6

 

Yo. Reader! I sure hope that you're harking.

 

Cause I just made an ironic connection.

 

Leftists and Never Trumpers could use parking,

 

To influence the upcoming 'correction'.

 

 

VERSE 7

 

That's right. We should learn from what those truckers did.   [Note: A Convoy reference.]

 

Let our vehicles change government races.

 

Be there early in Subarus and hybrids,

 

To occupy all of the parking spaces.

 

 

VERSE 8

 

So, do what's needed to make a red state flip.

 

Your "beliefs" and parking pranks aren't contradictory.

 

You teach your children to embrace gamesmanship.

 

The stupid shit we do and say to claim victory.

 

 

CLOSE

 

Wouldn't it be hysterical,

 

If the election that's approaching,

 

Was decided by our vehicles.

 

So, please accept a little coaching.

 

 

The End

 

 

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