Poem Prayer for Human Rights Day, 2017 (c) John Winston Powell, M.A. 12/10/17

You are a human being.
You have rights.
But so many people don’t get those rights respected, even if they are supposedly protected by law.
And so we fight…
Fight for the person who is trying to stay in this country.
Fight for the person suffering sexual abuse.
Fight for the person who treated less because of who she loves.
Fight for the native person, forgotten by this nation.
Fight for the person of color killed by police person who believes all he has to say is that he was scared.
You are a human being.
You have rights.
And my rights are bound up in your rights.
God help me to stand up for your rights less I degrade my own
Human Rights.
You are a human Being.
You have rights.
Amen.

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Middle-aged theology teacher who believes in the best of life's paradoxes. Loves God, Lisa, his family, The Beatles, Wilco, great music, the Chicago Cubs, the University of Florida , Barry University, teaching, photography, the piano, documentaries, Autumn, Clover & India, peacocks, and so much more....
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