5 Powerful Poems About Human Rights
Concur and Conquer Bundled in human rights is every person born into the world. Promised equally is a good life, and what happens next? The promise is inherent, and cannot be kept without the keepers. The keepers are governments, and leaders who earn the cherished responsibility. Required are systems of governance that balance economic, social, and environmental responsibility. Required are democratic forms of constitutional governance that protects individual freedoms. Required are free-world nations united as promise keepers. Required is a universal system for economic sustainability. The Chinese authorities covered up the outbreak since early December. The doctor who wanted to expose it and asked for help was nothing but harassed and threatened by the Chinese government. He is now sick with coronavirus himself. Update: he sadly passed away. Live animal markets with all sorts of wildlife some threatened or even endangered are inhumane, unsanitary and not well regulated. It is believed that the coronavirus started with one of these markets in Wuhan, China. There is a conspiracy theory that Wuhan also has China's only biosafety level four 'super laboratory' that works with the world's most deadly pathogens including coronavirus. Could it be true that the conspiracy theory that the outbreak leaked from there? I know China is hiding something from the get-go. Maybe it was a leak of some kind or someone in the lab caught it? Or, it's just a conspiracy theory. Time will tell hopefully. The conspiracy theory suggests that they are using the Wuhan animal market as a cover up. If anyone wants evidence of China's barbaric cruelty toward animals and wildlife, look to the tiger farms for body parts used for 'medicine', look to the yearly Yulin dog festival that tortures, hangs, maims, skins and roasts dogs alive, look and you shall find. There is no shortage of undercover videos on youtube of all kinds of horrific abuses, if you have the stomach and nerves for it, which I don't and have seen too much evidence to convince me already and get sick over it every time.
Human Rights’ - Poem by David Chalk
Plato wanted to banish poets from his Republic because they can make lies seem like truth. JFK requested Frost, Clinton invited Angelou and Miller, and Obama asked Alexander: read the four poems that have been read at presidential inaugurations. We need to find a place where we are safe. We walk into that which we cannot yet see. But today, the Rock cries out to us, clearly, forcefully, Come, you may stand upon my Back and face your distant destiny. But how do we fashion the future? Who can say how except in the minds of those who will call it Now? As the lights darkened, as the lights of night brightened, We would try to imagine them, try to find each other, To construct peace, to make love, to reconcile. I think that if my tongue alone could talk it would swear in any court that poetry tastes like the iodine in blood. Is peace merely a vacuum, the negative Of creation, or the absence of war? The teaching says Peace is a positive energy. Still something in me resists that sweet milk. Poems that poke fun at official rhetoric, update beloved national texts, and present political allegories. I suspect that one could posit that poets who shatter how we engage the world through the rupture of language, for instance, are engaged in a political act. Two very different new books, one by Naomi Shihab Nye and one by Kent Johnson, turn epistolary toward remarkably similar and fierce political ends. Rare is the poet who doesn't view himself as deeply invested in political life, and yet the sloppy, compromised, and frequently idiotic business of democracy—which is, for all its flaws, the way most political changes occur in this country—rarely attracts the attention of our best poets. Is this the inevitable order of things? I have been working on a book that tries to pull together some kind of answer to the question Orr poses. If I'm lucky, all my rooting around in dingy archives in pursuit of an answer will also produce a thesis or two on a related question, one raised not long ago in a post by Lucia Perillo on the Poetry Foundation's "Harriet" blog: why are contemporary poets generally aligned with the political left? I find this condition perplexing and troubling—both for poetry and for democracy.
Human Rights Quotes
You cannot rob us of the rights we cherish, Nor turn our thoughts away From the bright picture of a "Woman's Mission" Our hearts portray. We claim to dwell, in quiet and seclusion, Beneath the household roof,-- From the great world's harsh strife, and jarring voices, To stand aloof;-- Not in a dreamy and inane abstraction To sleep our life away, But, gathering up the brightness of home sunshine, To deck our way. As humble plants by country hedgerows growing, That treasure up the rain, And yield in odours, ere the day's declining, The gift again; So let us, unobtrusive and unnoticed, But happy none the less, Be privileged to fill the air around us With happiness; To live, unknown beyond the cherished circle, Which we can bless and aid; To die, and not a heart that does not love us Know where we're laid. Mane house Report Reply. Great thinking. Where ever such oppression exists, naturally women should rise. I like lines in every sense. Report Reply. A great poem on women empowerment and having relevance for today where world opinion is large. Share this poem:. Autoplay next video. Annie Louisa Walker. Jayatissa K. Read this poem in other languages. This poem has not been translated into any other language yet. What do you think this poem is about? For Example: love, art, fashion, friendship and etc. Annie Louisa Walker's Other Poems. Famous Poems. Phenomenal Woman Maya Angelou. Famous Poets. Social Media. Delivering Poems Around The World. All information has been reproduced here for educational and informational purposes to benefit site visitors, and is provided at no charge
Women's Rights - Poem by Annie Louisa Walker
Sign in with Facebook Sign in options. Join Goodreads. Quotes tagged as "human-rights" Showing of Fear of imprisonment, fear of torture, fear of death, fear of losing friends, family, property or means of livelihood, fear of poverty, fear of isolation, fear of failure. A most insidious form of fear is that which masquerades as common sense or even wisdom, condemning as foolish, reckless, insignificant or futile the small, daily acts of courage which help to preserve man's self-respect and inherent human dignity. It is not easy for a people conditioned by fear under the iron rule of the principle that might is right to free themselves from the enervating miasma of fear. Yet even under the most crushing state machinery courage rises up again and again, for fear is not the natural state of civilized man. How should we treat them? Surely we should treat them with the same consideration and kindness as we show to other humans; and as we recognize human rights, so too should we recognize the rights of the great apes? We say you don't fight racism with racism. We're gonna fight racism with solidarity. It is a tool for daily life in modern society. It is a bulwark against poverty, and a building block of development, an essential complement to investments in roads, dams, clinics and factories. Literacy is a platform for democratization, and a vehicle for the promotion of cultural and national identity. Especially for girls and women, it is an agent of family health and nutrition. For everyone, everywhere, literacy is, along with education in general, a basic human right Literacy is, finally, the road to human progress and the means through which every man, woman and child can realize his or her full potential. Such people are against, to offer just a brief list, freedom of speech, a multi-party political system, universal adult suffrage, accountable government, Jews, homosexuals, women's rights, pluralism, secularism, short skirts, dancing, beardlessness, evolution theory, sex. There are tyrants, not Muslims. United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has said that we should now define ourselves not only by what we are for but by what we are against. I would reverse that proposition, because in the present instance what we are against is a no brainer. Suicidist assassins ram wide-bodied aircraft into the World Trade Center and Pentagon and kill thousands of people: um, I'm against that. But what are we for? What will we risk our lives to defend? Can we unanimously concur that all the items in the preceding list -- yes, even the short skirts and the dancing -- are worth dying for? The fundamentalist believes that we believe in nothing. In his world-view, he has his absolute certainties, while we are sunk in sybaritic indulgences. To prove him wrong, we must first know that he is wrong. We must agree on what matters: kissing in public places, bacon sandwiches, disagreement, cutting-edge fashion, literature, generosity, water, a more equitable distribution of the world's resources, movies, music, freedom of thought, beauty, love. These will be our weapons. Not by making war but by the unafraid way we choose to live shall we defeat them. How to defeat terrorism? Don't be terrorized. Don't let fear rule your life. Even if you are scared.