In silly, obtrusive hats
they banter on the floor of
the convention, knowing
the intention and the rules.

Their duty, to nominate
their candidate… yet, they’re
only in their element
acting like damned fools.

No matter which party,
they’re mostly foolhardy.

© 2012 Amy Barlow Liberatore/Sharp Little Pencil

For Three Word Wednesday (Banter, Duty, Element) and ABC Wednesday (H). Also at the convention of brilliant poets (who let me write there, too!): Poets United.

PROCESS NOTES: Yes, I watched BOTH the Republican and Democratic conventions, as much as I could, some online. The stupid behavior and outlandish dress displayed by members of both parties was truly a turnoff, considering the solemn duty they are to perform.

I hope all voters will take time to watch the speeches (now that they are so easily accessed online) and visit the various fact-checking sites to evaluate, to discern… not simply go for the usual line. However you vote, GET TO THE POLLS! Otherwise, I really don’t want to hear your complaints. Get active, get American, get real. Peace, Amy