Saturday, November 29, 2008

Nothing Less

Today’s Poetry Prompt: Include the word right or rights in your poem.

We hold these truths to be self-evident.

Which means, obviously, we got rights.

Except if you're a woman, and
expect equal pay for equal work.

Except if you're a senior and would prefer to
be treated like an adult not an impaired infant.

Except if you're a gay person
and feel like pledging your troth.

Except if you're a black man and
want to be President of these United States.

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We got rights.

Declaration of Independence

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

Men, their rights, and nothing more;
women, their rights, and nothing less.

Susan B. Anthony

Day 29

1 comment:

  1. Amen, Sistah! You tell it like it is. You have cited some of the most resoundingly meaningful documents ever written/said. When we cite these principles, we are said to be liberals, progressives. Well I am, and proud of it.


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