Will you light a torch for me?

Posted by on Oct 21, 2009 in 2009, Choken Word, healthcare, politics


To be honest, I’m too busy right now.
Life is going by much too fast.
I want to help change things.
But at the end of the day I’m out of gas.

I know I voted for this Hope and Change.
And I know how much we really need it.
But can’t the government fight for us now?
Since everyone is in so much pain.

See, the recession is hitting folks really hard.
People are getting laid off in droves.
That will be the main topic on this Thanksgiving Day,
How lucky I am to still be getting paid.

People are bringing new babies into this world,
And trying to just stay afloat.
I’m not sure how I can stand up for
The change that represents my vote.

I’m all for you carrying the torch, though.
And I’ll support you from the sidelines.
But I just don’t have time for it now,
Helping to change people’s minds.

I do hope when I look back, though.
That I won’t regret for a second,
Trying to take care of my family first.
And letting my President be President.

I want to stand up for what he ran for.
And get in the fight while it’s still growing.
But if I stick my head out too far I’m scared that
I’ll lose everything I have going.

When I get laid off as expected,
I need to lay pretty low.
You never know what people think on the issues
That seem to make this country progress so slow.

I want to really make a difference
As I have friends with no health care.
They work three jobs and bust their tails.
Just to keep on growing their bills.

I want to really make a difference
As I don’t believe anyone should get sick and die.
But I really don’t know enough about the issues
So for now I’m going to just sit back and put out a positive vibe.

So in essence I think it would be an injustice
To speak out for you and say.
That I truly understand how much
money and time your family must pay each day.

I hope you torch carriers
Will get the support you need.
I wish I could stand by you right now
But these barriers could make me bleed.

I want to support the torch carriers
But if you can, will you light a torch for me.
For today I’ll just sit back and watch.
As you carry the torch for us all in dismay.



  1. Akbar Lightning
    October 21, 2009

    bravo!!! great work G-tron, once again, you call out those who are satisfied with their liberalism being hid behind a bushel.

    this little light of mine, i’m gonna let it shine!

    great stuff, really, smart, deep, human, tragic, hopeful.

    luv you g-tron, you make me believe in a brighter future.


  2. Globatron
    October 22, 2009

    this little light of mine, i’m gonna let it shine!

    Love that analogy Akbar.

    You know I’ve come to a place in my life if I can stay inspired that’s all I can ask for. I think when I was younger I tried to think of BIG ways to make an impact on the world but now as I realize how BIG the issues are that we are facing I think it’s the small actions that a person can make that really change the world.

    You have to start with yourself it would seem. So if I have to carry the “torch” for others that is fine with me. I’m just lucky to be able to get up in the morning right now. The fact that I still think I can make a difference might be delusional but it’s my delusion and it keeps me sane.

    On a side note a seven year old was found in a landfill on the Florida border. She was abducted walking home from school with her siblings. The police interviewed 75 “registered” pedophiles within a five mile radius of her home. What on earth is happening that our children can’t walk a few blocks home from a bus stop without being murdered?

    But I can address that in another poem.


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