Her Last Wish: Caucus For Bernie Sanders


An old woman,
Wheeled into the room,

But she has one thing,
She must do.
Her last wish,
Her dying wish,
To caucus,
For Bernie Sanders.

Her caregiver,
By her side,
Too weak to raise her own hand,
Her caregiver raises it for her,
Holding her hand up,
So her vote,
Can be counted.

Her vote,
To leave the world,
A better place,
For future generations….

Will her dream,
Come true?

I wrote this after hearing about a lady at the Colorado caucus, whose last wish was to caucus for Bernie Sanders.  The story so touched me, that I wrote this poem. 

About Amy Marschak

I have been writing since I was little and found myself bored but yet still trapped in a classroom. So instead of staring out the windows at school, I would write poetry in the margins of all of my school notes. And in this way I could pass the time without having to listen to the teacher when they were being boring or depressing. A few of these poems are in my first book “Poetry for All Those Breathing” which is now in its Seventh Printing.Poetry has always been a way for me to be heard by my family. If I would simply state how I felt, I would frequently be ignored but if I wrote it as a poem, what I had to say would be listened to. Sometimes my parents would even cry when they heard my poetry.