Mr. Eartle Must Die On Time

Mr. Eartle Must Die On Time

A Poem by Earl Schumacker

Equal rights and voting rights for the one turned into many


Mr. Eartle Must Die On Time

As expected, Mr. Eartle will die on time or sooner

We understand India has over 1.3 billion people

None of them are followers of Eartle or his turtle wax

But unlike the soon to be deceased man from America

The certificates in turtle wax will grow on in perpetuity

He will leave behind a fortune in computers made in India

That will also continue to rise in interest and of interest to

The aforementioned over populated place already mentioned

Where people and profits speak a language more in tune with you

And if that is not enough to warm the cockles of your heart

Eartle owns really real estate not fake

Three mansions on a lake if not mistaken

All in the United States of America

Not to be confused with India at all

His properties continue to be of interest to a band of hobos

Family members who are hardly members of the human race

More like viruses which came into existence as mistakes

As precursors to life formed from the beginning of creation

To latch on to you or other living organisms to exist at all

Mr. Eartle must die today so he can vote in 27 states

So what if his properties will be occupied by viruses

People from Texas who know what's best for them

Who smile so it must be time to go

He will die today to save more space

Is it wrong to be invisible?

There is nothing nice about being alive

Showing ID can be a hassle

You can cast more votes when dead

Because no one sees you in the booth

Let an angel pull a lever in your name

Even if it is Eartle not from India

Good citizens never go away

Constitutions change but not constituents

They vote at many places when they are dead

No one ever really dies these days

Everything is computerized

And it is illegal to discriminate against an alien

Such as spirits or a ghost

Entities who have every right to vote

© 2019 Earl Schumacker

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Added on December 30, 2019
Last Updated on December 30, 2019
Tags: corruption, family, voting, political, dead people


Earl Schumacker
Earl Schumacker

Atlantic City, NJ

B.A. Degree in Literature and Language. I enjoy writing short stories, poetry, novels and keeping up with new scientific discoveries. I enjoy philosophy and Art appreciation. more..