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RHYMES AND REASONS
Enough is Enough!
A poetic plea for election reform

by Greg Asimakoupoulos
January 29, 2016

In Iowa the candidates
are clocking countless miles
in hopes come caucus night they will have won.
The Hawkeye State is first in line
while others wait their turn
until this long election year is done.

We're weary of this war of words
reported in the news.
The sound bytes from each camp are deafening.
The money spent's ungodly
and it's such a waste of time
while our trust in who is running's lessening.

Why can't we learn from Canada?
Six weeks is what's allowed
for those who want to win to plead their case.
A 10k run is long enough.
Who needs a marathon?
And yet that's what we have... a two year race!




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