Vote!

As we come down to the wire this election day, our country desperately needs its young people to vote. People in their 50s, 60s, and 70s WILL be voting and they will be voting for the world they grew up in, a world that doesn’t exist anymore. It is dangerous and irresponsible to let their voices be the dominant ones this year.

People in their 20s, 30s, and 40s will have to deal with this society and planet for decades longer than their older counterparts. It is essential that they take the reins of responsibility NOW to save the future from those who will not be around in it.

Although younger voters have increased turnout over the last couple of cycles, they still lag far behind older voters. In such a closely divided country, young people literally have the power to define the direction of our government.

If you are younger, especially in a swing state/district, please do all you can to make your voice heard. Our future depends on you.

I was dreaming in my dreaming
Of an aspect bright and fair
And my sleeping it was broken
But my dream it lingered near
In the form of shining valleys
Where the pure air recognized
And my senses newly opened
I awakened to the cry
That the people have the power
To redeem the work of fools
Upon the meek the graces shower
It's decreed the people rule

The people have the power
The people have the power
The people have the power
The people have the power

Vengeful aspects became suspect
And bending low as if to hear
And the armies ceased advancing
Because the people had their ear
And the shepherds and the soldiers
Lay beneath the stars
Exchanging visions
And laying arms
To waste in the dust
In the form of shining valleys
Where the pure air recognized
And my senses newly opened
I awakened to the cry

The people have the power

Where there were deserts
I saw fountains
Like cream the waters rise
And we strolled there together
With none to laugh or criticize
And the leopard
And the lamb
Lay together truly bound
I was hoping in my hoping
To recall what I had found
I was dreaming in my dreaming
God knows a purer view
As I lay down to my sleeping
I commit my dream to you

The people have the power

The power to dream, to rule
To wrestle the world from fools
It's decreed the people rule
It's decreed the people rule
Listen
I believe everything we dream
Can come to pass through our union
We can turn the world around
We can turn the earth's revolution
We have the power
People have the power

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s


%d bloggers like this: