Typewriter Rodeo: Political Bumper Stickers

Each week, the Standard reaches out to Austin’s Typewriter Rodeo for a custom poem on Texas topics.

By Sean PetriNovember 3, 2017 1:21 pm,

Pundits may argue about whether political bumper stickers have any impact on the way people vote. But you would probably agree that seeing those stickers – well, some stickers – on a car in front of you can provoke strong feelings.

Political Bumper Stickers

Some you see

And they bring you delight —

Oh yeah that’s perfect

They get it just right.


Some are for candidates you totally dispise

And you glare at that sticker

With laser-hate eyes


Others implore you


But fail to mention

What that prop will do


And some are relics

Worn and faded with love

Like the one I still have:

“Ann Richards for Gov”


And of course we’ve all been there

The one that gives that bad flavor

And as yo flip them the bird —

Oh crap, that’s my neighbor.

Produced by Laura Rice.