Thursday, 15 February 2018

“It is time in the west to defend not so much human rights as human obligations” Alexander Solzhenitsyn

What are our obligations, then?
How to oblige our fellow men?
When men have grown to think of rights
How shall we now re-set their sights,
And help them to begin again?
One can change minds, but how and when?
By words of love, or stroke of pen?
What makes us see by brighter lights?
What are our obligations, then?
We’re selfish creatures, one in ten
Think others needs within their ken,
The rest are blind and some start fights.
Determined egos through black nights
Will not relent or say amen.

What are our obligations, then?

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