Reflections on an Election
God takes His stand in His own congregation;
He judges in the midst of the rulers.
How long will you govern unjustly
And show partiality to the wicked? –Selah
Vindicate the weak and fatherless;
Do justice to the afflicted and destitute.
Rescue the weak and needy;
Deliver them out of the hand of the wicked.
It’s been a long time
proving the same point
over and over again
people with means
don’t care for
those without means
and we can march on national holy sites
hold signs and chant slogans
we can vote out the corrupt
but the ones who take their place
will become just like the ones they replaced—Selah
If our hope is in voting booths
legislatures and the oval office
our hope is dead
in three thousand years
nothing has changed
because those who govern
care more about keeping power than
taking care of those in need
Rise up, O God, govern the earth,
for all the peoples are your possession.