Human Rights in Europe between Ideal and Reality. Rights and Challenge for Students in the 21st Century by means of Poetry, Arts and Music.
The Human ActThey enjoy an educationAnd the benefits it offersThey take our medicationAnd the housing from our coffersThey slit the throats of decent folksAnd radicalize our youngThey twitter all their bitterFrom the freedom of their tongueThey pillage every villageAnd plot to bomb our townsThey relish every spillageOf blood upon our gownsThey’re over here and here they’ll stayTo blacken darkest nightsFor Brussels has a suspect wayOf quoting human rightsYet if human rights is what it isI’m confounded and confusedAs my selfish mind is all a’tizAs my own have been refused.
Mr Ashby McGowanFlat 1 / 6, 12 Napiershall StreetGlasgow G20 6HGTel: 07906949769Email: AMcGowan@cleveden-sec.glasgow.sch.ukhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfmbDEZPWjQhttps://multivoicepoetry.wordpress.com/2015/09/11/peace-treaty/Hi All,I enclose a couple of links about Peace. I would be glad if you could mention them on your site somewhere. The YouTube video starts with my poetic rewrite (with permission) of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. I have previously written for Amnesty and the U.N. And performed at the Scottish Parliament.Kind regardsAshby
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They enjoy an education
And the benefits it offers
They take our medication
And the housing from our coffers
They slit the throats of decent folks
And radicalize our young
They twitter all their bitter
From the freedom of their tongue
They pillage every village
And plot to bomb our towns
They relish every spillage
Of blood upon our gowns
They’re over here and here they’ll stay
To blacken darkest nights
For Brussels has a suspect way
Of quoting human rights
Yet if human rights is what it is
I’m confounded and confused
As my selfish mind is all a’tiz
As my own have been refused.
Mr Ashby McGowanReplyDelete
Flat 1 / 6, 12 Napiershall Street
Glasgow G20 6HG
I enclose a couple of links about Peace. I would be glad if you could mention them on your site somewhere. The YouTube video starts with my poetic rewrite (with permission) of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. I have previously written for Amnesty and the U.N. And performed at the Scottish Parliament.