Small town prejudices

Small town prejudices
Politics too
Often leave communities
Black and blue

Feelings get hurt
Ideals ignored
If it goes on too long
The rest of us
Get bored


The dust has settled

The dust has settled
The furor is done
Some have lost
Some have won

But what I wish
Someone could recall
Is how many stayed home
Didn’t vote at all?

I’d really appreciate
Knowing the totally voter count
As well as the # registered
Within Hudson and out

It seems to me
The worst thing to waste
Is one’s very own franchises
At the voting place