A Poem About Human Rights

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I have the right

* * * *

I

Have the right

To stand

For what I

Believe in

I believe in truth

Justice and

Equality for all

* * * *

I

Have the right

To my own opinion

To state what I

Believe to be truth

I believe in

Freedom of thought

Freedom of speech

* * * *

I

Have the right

To my own Sexuality

Because it’s a reality

That all do not

Desire the same gender

I do not surrender

My right

* * * *

I

Have the right

To live free

From bondage

Chains and slavery

Violence and abuse

Or being accused and used

For other’s gratifications

* * * *

I

Have the right

To personal choice

To choose what I

Want to be

Go where I need to go

Because I have the right

To be free

* * * *

I

Have the right

To stand for

My religion

Because it’s my decision

To serve my God

Almighty

He alone should judge me

* * * *

We all

Have the right

To our own

Rights and justice

Sexuality and religion

To speak is our decision

To make our own

Choice to be free!

* * * *



© 2012 Carolee Samuda

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ahorseback 4 years ago

HI Cardisa , Awesome....and we have the right to love Cardisa!


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Cardisa 4 years ago from Jamaica Author

You know I love you my horse back friend! Thanks, always. :)


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ytsenoh 4 years ago from Louisiana, Idaho, Kauai, Nebraska, South Dakota, Missouri

Thanks Cardisa. Very nice. We are all free spirits who should be treated kindly, respectfully, and equally. Have a great day!


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Cardisa 4 years ago from Jamaica Author

Ytsenoh, thank you for your wise comment. A great day to you too!


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Sky9106 4 years ago from A beautiful place on earth.

Sure do have that right great poem and the memory of one that is nothing short of God's messenger.

Great work Cardisa.

Bless


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Cardisa 4 years ago from Jamaica Author

Thank you Sky, really nice seeing you. Appreciate the visit.


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wetnosedogs 4 years ago from Alabama

Love the wise words. A great reminder to life.

Happy days.


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eye say 4 years ago from Canada

well said Cardisa, I deeply appreciate your words.


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Cardisa 4 years ago from Jamaica Author

Hello Wetnosedogs, I want to thank you for reading and leaving a fine comment.

Blessings~~


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Cardisa 4 years ago from Jamaica Author

Eye Say, I want to thank you for visiting and your comment is highly appreciated.

Have a great week!


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suzzycue 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Right on -right to the point message-Cardisa


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Cardisa 4 years ago from Jamaica Author

Thank you Suzzycue. That's me, hate beating around the bush...lol


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cherylone 4 years ago from Connecticut

Wow, beautiful and sooooo soooooo true. :)


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Cardisa 4 years ago from Jamaica Author

Thanks Cherylone. I reeeeally appreciate the comment!


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tlpoague 4 years ago from USA

Awesome poem! Spoken with passion! I agree with ahorseback...we have the right to love Cardisa!


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Cardisa 4 years ago from Jamaica Author

Thanks Gabby, I do feel strongly about people and their rights. We do have the right to love.


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Beata Stasak 4 years ago from Western Australia

Great work and great poem, dear Cardisa....greetings to Jamaica from Australia:)


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kevins blog52 4 years ago from southern Indiana

We must always write and read poems, speeches, words of freedom/rights/choices/having the right to make our own decisions in our own lives. Thank you for standing up for all of us. Great read Cardisa"I voted you up and awesome.


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Cardisa 4 years ago from Jamaica Author

Welcome to my hubspace Beata from Australia. Always wanted to visit the Outback!

Thanks for reading and commenting.


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

yes, we all have the right to be free...stand for what you believe is right...listen to your wisdom and never depart from it...


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Cardisa 4 years ago from Jamaica Author

Kevin, thank you for visiting. Your positiveness is what motivates me to write these things. I really appreciate the visit.


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Cardisa 4 years ago from Jamaica Author

Raciniwa, you words add that little umph to it. Can you believe there are people who are being killed this very minute because of their religious and political beliefs. People are being killed for their sexual orientation?


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dslrtips 4 years ago from Evergreen Manison

that is so true Raciniwa, and truly sad.. but that's life and surely every voice and effort counts. Thanks for your voice


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Cardisa 4 years ago from Jamaica Author

Dslrtips, thank you for reading and commenting. You visit is highly appreciated.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

Thank you so much for sharing this one which has to have that vote up.

Here's to so many more to share on here.

Take care;

Eddy.


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Cardisa 4 years ago from Jamaica Author

Thanks Eddy, glad you like it. Have a wonderful day!


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WannaB Writer 4 years ago from Templeton, CA

You have captured the desire of every human being who values liberty. Voted up.


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Cardisa 4 years ago from Jamaica Author

Hello WannaB Writer, I ma honoured by your visit and thanks for voting. Have a wonderful day.


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epigramman 4 years ago

you do it all so well my sweet Carolee and I have the RIGHT to say you are one of the nicest and most talented HUMANS I've ever met and read - and you are a hot woman too - oh yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh lake erie time 11:09pm and as always sending you warm wishes and good energy to a true hub superstar and an incredible lady


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Cardisa 4 years ago from Jamaica Author

Hi Epi, I want to thank you. Really have been missing out on reading lately due to unforeseen circumstances but all should get better soon. Thanks for the warm wishes and complements, really means a lot.

Big Hugs


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NYCvibe 4 years ago from None other than NYC!

I like it, looking to see more. Check me out sometime


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Cardisa 4 years ago from Jamaica Author

Thanks NYCvibe, glad you liked it. Thanks for stopping by.


itouchtheworld 4 years ago

thanks 4 publishing this. it's really awesome


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Cardisa 4 years ago from Jamaica Author

Thank you Itouchtheworld.


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cynamans 4 years ago from Washington DC

Amazing work here Cardisa.

A very powerful message of love and self empowerment. voted up, beautiful and awesome.

best C


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Cardisa 4 years ago from Jamaica Author

Hi Cynamans, thank you. I write what I do believe in.


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gmwilliams 4 years ago from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York

Beautiful and righteous poem. Write on!


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Cardisa 4 years ago from Jamaica Author

Thanks Gmwilliams. Thanks for stopping by, nice comment.


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gmwilliams 4 years ago from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York

You are indeed quite welcome, have a wondrously Blessed Night!


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Cardisa 4 years ago from Jamaica Author

You Too!


kiuza 3 years ago

your poem is wonderful


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Cardisa 3 years ago from Jamaica Author

Thank you Kuza.


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t-barry 2 years ago

Dear Carolee Samuda,

I am an editor at U.D. Publishing, S.A. de C.V. (University of Dayton Publishing). We are an editorial focused on producing educational textbooks in English for schools in Mexico and Latin America.

One of the topics we are working on at the moment is human rights, and we would like reporduce two paragraphs from this poem in one of our books.

Can you let me know if this will be possible? If so, can you please inform me of the any fees you will charge for reproducing your poem?

You can contact me by e-mail : btrevor@udaytonpublishing.com

I look forward to hearing from you.

With regards,

Trevor Barry


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Cardisa 2 years ago from Jamaica Author

My Barry, please check your email for my response. I visited the website and think you are doing a wonderful work for the children in those countries.

thanks for leaving a comment.


Kyla 2 years ago

Hi Cardisa,

I love this poem and have been for a long time now. I am currently working on a project about being Canadian and would love to include this poem, but I just need an author's name for the citation. I'm assuming that's you, but unfortunately my teacher probably won't just accept "Cardisa", haha!

Thanks,

Kyla


Anushka 2 years ago

Hi Cardisa I like reading poems but I have not read such a nice poem since long please continue to write such long poems


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Cardisa 2 years ago from Jamaica Author

Hi Anushka, thank you so much. Your comment is truly inspiring. :)


akriti 2 years ago

Hi Cardisa your this song is very nice I like it continue writing this type of songs


anushka 2 years ago

Actually Cardisa I'm sorry I just don't want to write long poems in my text above I want to write nice poems but by mistake I type it. When I asked my teacher about the poem she was very happy my friends too like this poem the girl akriti who has write her text above is my friend and i asked her to see your poem. my whole group has become your a big fain.

your loving group is of 20 people- Anushka, Akriti, Aparna, Shraddha,Naincy and many more

Bye


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Cardisa 2 years ago from Jamaica Author

Thank you so much Anushka and friends. I am so inspired by you. :)


daniellove ishola 21 months ago

WOW!!!! That is so great and fantastic.


Angel khumalo 20 months ago

Hi,Cardisa your poems are active and standing my teachers and my friends liked your poem.


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Cardisa 20 months ago from Jamaica Author

Thank you Angel :)


Kanchi 13 months ago

really a very nicee poem Cardisa very much inspiring and creates awareness thanks for such a nice one keep writing like this only

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