Somebody’s Got To Lose (Poem By Vinh Nguyen)

Just another poem I’d written thus far.  Enjoy!!!

  • In a democracy,
  • a vote for you,
  • a vote for me,
  • when you win,
  • it’s when I lose,
  • when you lose,
  • it’s when I win,
  • unless we are,
  • voting as one,
  • one mind we are,
  • thus it matters not,
  • when we do vote,
  • unless we are,
  • voting as two,
  • one mind we aren’t,
  • thus it matters much,
  • when we do vote,
  • voting to win,
  • and so you vote,
  • voting against me,
  • you vote to win,
  • I dare you lose,
  • for I do vote,
  • just to win too.
  • In a non-democracy,
  • vote is for fun,
  • you vote to win,
  • a win for you,
  • a lose for me,
  • but nobody’d care,
  • for I am king,
  • I say I win,
  • thus I win anyway,
  • if I am smart,
  • the loser you are,
  • yet you’re smiling,
  • the win you lose,
  • just so I am king,
  • a king wins anyway,
  • if I am dumb,
  • the loser you are,
  • you aren’t smiling,
  • the win you lose,
  • just so I am king,
  • too bad for you,
  • if I am smart,
  • a king I am,
  • I let you win,
  • you get to win,
  • I let you lose,
  • you’re smiling,
  • without voting.
  • Democracy or not,
  • you can win too,
  • you can lose too,
  • if you win I lose,
  • if I lose you win,
  • unless we’re one mind,
  • thus voting or not,
  • nobody would care,
  • if we aren’t one mind,
  • democracy or not,
  • someone’s got to lose,
  • someone’s got to win,
  • it’s either you or me,
  • but if I am king,
  • I win anyway,
  • a smart king I am,
  • you get to win too,
  • unless I am dumb,
  • a lose on you,
  • a lose on me,
  • a lose on all.
  • Pick your poison,
  • and don’t worry,
  • a poison you pick,
  • won’t last forever,
  • it’s in the nature,
  • that everything dies,
  • a poison you pick,
  • it too will die,
  • if future is certain,
  • you’ll know when it dies,
  • the reality isn’t certain,
  • thus you keep guessing,
  • guessing till no more,
  • old poison is gone,
  • new poison has come,
  • so pick your poison,
  • whichever it is,
  • it won’t last forever,
  • it’s in the nature,
  • that everything dies.
  • Democracy or not,
  • it’s ironic democratic,
  • when we’re one mind,
  • democracy is no more,
  • thus democracy is ironic,
  • when we’re one mind,
  • irony isn’t democratic.
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