Campaign Frenzy

Decisions, delusions,
Headaches, contusions,
I’m in a state of dire confusion!

This 2016 campaign
Produces intense mental strain.
Truth-sleuthing should not be such a pain.

There is this poll and that,
I can’t tell fiction from fact
So my mind changes at the drop of a hat.

The gluttonous media enjoys this grand feast.
Candidates are morphing into horrid beasts
As I try to pick one I dislike least.

Oh where are the unbiased voices
Guiding me to intelligent choices?

To think about Sanders
Can stir up my dander.

Ideas about changes in guns to tote
Means Hillary won’t get my vote.

And when it comes to Trump…
Well, consider me a mugwump.

I’m not gonna be a quitter
But for now I’m a fence sitter.

This first appeared in the local weekly paper, the Prospect-News,  in my Close to Home column.

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About gleefulee

Retired after 33 years of teaching English and French (one year in private school in Memphis, TN and the rest in public school in Doniphan, MO. Enjoying new adventures - all those things I put off for lack of time, energy, now I can try them! Pottery, writing, traveling, camping, kayaking, dancing, listening to some of the best live music ever, and making passionate, lively new friendships. All christened with an appreciation for great red wine! Created and operated KC's on the Current, then sold it and managed it for new owners. Now totally retired and looking for my summers to be full of fun as well! Born and raised in St. Louis, MO near The Hill. Though a transplant to Southeast Missouri, still very much a city gal at the core with a deep love of the natural resources in these Ozark foothills. Currently I am a content contributor for Poplar Bluff Living Magazine and a columnist for our local weekly The Prospect News. My rescue Siamese helps with most of the proofreading; he has a great ear. I relish the solitude easily had in the Mark Twain Forest but thoroughly enjoy lively outings for music, wine, conversation close to home or in my beloved hometown. Technology is my greatest challenge but so worth the shared connections. There may be a need for solitude but there is little loneliness.
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