Suffrage or Sufferance?


Into the stream we cast our vote

and know not where it goes.

We trust the current with our hopes

and then see where it flows.

If we know not what we throw

into our stream so clear,

we may pollute and damage more

the source we hold so dear.

We should be sure of everything

that goes into our stream;

otherwise we may create

a cesspool – “The American Dream”.


August 4, 1987


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