Political Poetry: “On Healthcare” by Gary R. Hess

This political poem was written due to the forthcoming inept healthcare reform bill going through Congress. The American people need better and deserve better. I’m a huge proponent of single payer (a big thumbs up to California!). The richest country on earth deserves single payer and the citizens deserve to live a long, prosperous life without being tied down to medical debt.


Yes Karl Marx was to the extreme
but that doesn’t mean we must be,
and I hope we can all agree
that something needs to be
between you and me
to keep us free
to let us be
to gather information
and let us decide
who is best for us
and the whole country.

Not just the rich.
Not just the poor,
but the vulnerable
and sick
and the healthy.

Gary R. Hess

Gary was born and raised on a small farm in rural Kansas. Today, he is teaching various nationalities English in Southeast Asia. Get his newest poetry eBook here.

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