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Monday, 7 October 2013

What exactly are Human Rights?

Society as we know it is balancing on the edge of a precipice.  Adding to the many troubles we face as a society, advocates of 'Human Rights' have perverted what it means to have rights and society is the poorer for it.

I'm not saying that I don't believe in human rights.  I do but, not in the way they are currently being peddled.

The Right

I am proudly tolerant
Believe in Human Rights
However there’s a caveat
When it comes to Human Wrongs

When human rights
Are harmed through crime

For those who transgress
Do human rights apply?

I believe they do -

The right to food and water
The right to clean themselves
The right to lose those human rights
They used
They enjoyed
They abused

The right to incarceration
The right to have rights withheld
The right to stay locked up in a cell
To be reminded of their debt
To think
To contemplate

The right to be held accountable
The right to work each day
The right to pay their debt
To be answerable and responsible
For their liability
To those they wronged

What they do not have
This is my true belief
They have no right
To benefits
From a society
They forswore

I’m proudly tolerant
I believe in Human Rights
Especially for innocent victims

Of crimes 
By Human Wrongs


  1. Excellent Fe thank you! profound and beautifully written.

  2. Thanks, Sue

    Straight from the heart. :)

  3. Nicely said, Fe...

    I couldn't agree more.

    1. Thanks, Mike.

      There was a long time during which I thought I was the only one who thought that way. It's interesting how many people I now speak to who are just as tired as I am of the way things are run these days.

  4. Very powerful poem, particularly under the circumstances.