The word has been out for quite some time,
they’re the most hated candidates yet.
With everyone pleading we must choose
whomever provides the littlest threat.
Hillary or Trump are the two that rose to the top
and now give us such a scare.
But at some point we’ll all have to admit
it was us who put them there.
But how could that be when we dislike them so much
as we try to think and delve.
The truth is out there for all to see;
they’re just further extensions of ourselves.
They break the law, they’re fully corrupt!
They use loopholes as their tools.
But a closer look at ourselves
and we all think we’re above the rules.
We drive just a little faster, park in odd places
ignoring all the posted signs.
We rely on our radar and hire special lawyers
to avoid such “silly” traffic fines.
We’re virtual pirates looting our plunder
of digital songs, movies and software.
We tap cable boxes, hack into w-fi
and give out our passwords to share.
We forego the pet license, we share our prescriptions,
set off fireworks within the city.
We return “unused” items, hire “helpers” on the down-low
all to keep more dollars in our kitty.
They say hateful words, they can be so contentious,
they break all the decency rules!
But an honest look at our unfiltered talk
says we all can be blubbering fools.
We take to Twitter and Facebook to make our thoughts known,
and share posts with conspiracy facts.
We insult and we troll, we invalidate all, with listening less important
than exposing those idiot’s cracks.
We use words like “Fascist,” “Commie,” “Phobic,” and “Bigot”
whatever it takes to bring someone else down.
By labeling, it conveniently turns a person into a “them”
and our bullying earns us the commenters’ crown.
But the divisions they create, they play off of fears
discord and disunity the two sow!
All this we say while we worship in separate churches
and there’s still parts of town we won’t go.
But the lies, oh those lies, that the candidates tell!
Yet even with that we’ve had our fair share.
From resumes to dating profiles to calling in sick,
or “Officer, I didn’t see that stop sign there.”
“But we’re not running for president!” you say.
“The difference should be clear.”
Oh? I beg to differ with you.
Just take one look in the mirror.
We are a reality TV generation, addicted to fame
and it’s in these two we’ve put our trust.
Why do we love and hate them?
Because we are them…and they are us.